Wading back in?

Been pretty quiet at High Eske NR/Leven Carrs since the Spotted Redshank [28/8-1/9]

The only interest being the lingering Hobbies.

However this Friday there was a fresh influx of waders on Leven Carrs scrape with 2 Wood Sands, 2 Green Sands, 3 Greenshank and 30+Snipe as well as 60+Teal. Also early signs of winter at High Eske NR  with 2 Wigeon new in [13 on Watton NR Thursday].

Both Wood Sands were seen by Steve Webb on Saturday morning.

Steve Webb had a Little Egret on Swinemoor Thursday and Friday but I’ve seen nothing there since the Black-tailed Godwit  on 27/8. With Grovehill bridge closed all month will only now visit if things start to hot up. Nothing reported there Sunday.

Went to Tophill Low NR with Roy Sunday afternoon. Despite the level being dropped on South Marsh East the only waders were Greenshank and Redshank, the later amazingly the better bird this autumn. Had 4 female Pintail on Watton. Roy picked out an adult Mediterranean Gull on D res as well as a likely adult MediterraneanXBlack-headed Gull hybrid.

On the moth front numbers and variety decreasing with autumn setting in, with Lesser and Large Yellow Underwings predominating but also a few noteworthy catches including regular Garden Rose Tortrix, which was new one for me on 7/9,

Common Marbled Carpets

and Setaceous Hebrew Character.



Filed under Nature in East Yorkshire

4 responses to “Wading back in?

  1. allan rodda

    Is the top one the Tortrix?

  2. Nice to see an update Erich. I’ve not been up there since last time I saw you there (in fact not been anywhere except two webs counts!) last. Hoping to get up there soon though.

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