Wednesday 2 August 2023

Wednesday 2nd August

 A first-summer Sabine's Gull flew close (this side of near flag line) north past Long Nab at 18.55 hrs. A juvenile Caspian Gull flew south there this evening. A juv Caspian Gull, and a juv Yellow-legged Gull feeding in South Bay.  Good numbers of waders moving south along the coast this morning; 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 22 Whimbrel, 55 Knot, 62 Redshank, 55 Dunlin, 20 Sanderling, 16 Turnstone (combined South Cliff/Long Nab min totals). 690 Common Scoter also north past Long Nab. Two juv Marsh Harriers at Potter Brompton Carr, also 5 Little Egrets, Greenshank, 70 Lapwing, 3 Shoveler, and 4 Teal. 50 Swifts over Scalby Beck. A pair of Little Grebes breeding at Dalby Forest.

Little Grebe on nest Dalby Forest - David Hutchinson

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