Friday 25 August 2023

Friday 25th August

 14 Turtle Doves (5 juvs) at Malton Cote. The Curlew Sandpiper was still at Potter Brompton Carr. Also there the drake Common Scoter, 146 Teal, 24 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 2 Garganey, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Ruff, 34 Snipe, 5 Green Sandpipers, Redshank, 4 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, 11 Little Egrets, 3 Great White Egrets, 4 Marsh Harriers (3 juvs + ad male), 85 House Martins, and 5 Lesser Whitethroats. A Raven flew south over Harwood Dale Forest. Two juvenile Caspian Gulls were around crab boats off Long Nab, a Yellow-legged Gull, 21 Siskin flew south. A Great Skua was attending a feeding frenzie off Cayton Bay. A juv Marsh Harrier flew SE over Seamer. A reduction in waders at Star Carr; 2 Wood Sandpipers, Dunlin, LRP, Ruff, 2 Little Stints, juv Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Little Grebe. 

Great Skua off Cayton Bay - Becca Marie Sealife Safari

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