Thursday 24 August 2023

Thursday 24th August

Star Carr held 2 Little Stints, 4 Dunlin, 7 Ruff, 78 Snipe (Seamer Mead), 3 Wood Sandpipers, 4 Green Sandpipers,  120 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit (over), juv Marsh Harrier, juv Merlin. A Pied Flycatcher and a Caspian Gull at Lebberston Cliff. Two Wheatears at Long Nab, highlights past included 40 Bar-tailed Godwits (one flock of 38 north), 22 Whimbrel, 30 Turnstones, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Marsh Harrier, and 602 Swallows south. Potter Brompton Carr had a Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 7 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Little Stint, Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 4 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers,  2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Wigeon, 84 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 3 Garganey, 400 Greylag Geese, drake Common Scoter, 11 Little Egrets, 4 Great White Egrets, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 4 Marsh Harriers, Peregrine. Two Mandarins Harwood Dale Lake. Shelduck Johnson's Marsh. A second brood of Tufted Ducks (3 ducklings) Seamer Road Mere (prev brood 2 ducklings). 

Johnson's Marsh - Terry Crook 

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