Friday 18 August 2023

Friday 18th August

 The easterly winds brought Pied Flycatchers to Castle Hill, Long Nab, and a park at Heron Lane, Crossgates. Two Little Terns flew south past Cornelian Bay, also 2 Pintail, and juv Yellow-legged Gull flew north. Highlights past Long Nab included 2 Velvet Scoters, Little Egret, Balearic Shearwater, Greenshank, 31 Arctic Skuas, 4 Great Skuas, Yellow-legged Gull, Caspian Gull, and a Hobby. Potter Brompton Carr held 4 Garganey, 12 Little Egrets, 18 Shoveler, 52 Teal, 4 Dunlin, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, female Marsh Harrier, and 60 Goldfinches. Six Common Sandpipers at Burton Riggs. A Little Egret, 13 Teal, Green Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Dunlin, juv Marsh Harrier, and Kingfisher at Star Carr. A Wheatear at Cloughton Wyke. A Yellow-legged Gull was off Lebberston Cliff.

Nuthatch Forge Valley - Terry Crook

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