Wednesday 23 August 2023

Wednesday 23rd August

 A drake Common Scoter on a small pool at Potter Brompton Carr. Also there Shelduck, 5 Garganey, 11 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 9 Little Egrets, 4 Great White Egrets, 3 Marsh Harriers, Peregrine, 2 Little Stints, 3 Dunlin, 7 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 32 Snipe, 3 Wood Sandpipers, 4 Redshank, 5 Green Sandpipers, 3 Greenshank. Star Carr held three Little Stint, 12 Ruff, 15 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, juv Little Ringed Plover,  three Wood Sandpipers, Curlew, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler,  and one Little Grebe. Highlights past Long Nab included 8 Black-tailed Godwits, Little Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Wheatears (lingered by the obs before moving south), and 6 Shovelers. Offshore there from The Skylark (3-5 miles out); Blue Fulmar, Little Egret, 2 Ruff, juv Little Gull, 13 Swifts, and a Caspian Gull. An Osprey resting in Sand Dale, Dalby Forest early evening flew towards Ellerburn. A Spotted Flycatcher also in Sand Dale plus one in Haw Dale, Willow Tit in Sieve Dale. 10 Common Terns, 8 Sandwich Terns at Scalby Mills. Eight Common Buzzards around Mowthorpe. A Caspian Gull was off Lebberston Cliff. Great White Egret at Scampston Park. 

Drake Common Scoter Potter Brompton Carr - Steve Hey 

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