22/5 Having missed two on Saturday [see here and here] I was glad to get a message of a Temminck’s Stint on at Tophill Low NR on Watton NR on Wednesday morning. Getting there late afternoon it was still present but distant and often difficult to pick out when static. Also a Wood Sandpiper, a tundrae Ringed Plover, both new for the site year list, Common Sandpiper and 2 1st summer Little Gulls.
Wood Sandpiper-Watton NR
Little Gull-Tophill Low NR
Common Tern-Watton NR
Several Marsh Harriers still being seen and the Osprey was over again early morning.
Marsh Harrier-Tophill Low NR
Checked out the ever present Ring-necked Duck on the way out.
Roy and Martin L went to Paull and had off Saltend 68 Shelduck, 23 Curlew and 4 Oystercatcher. 20 Ringed Plover on Paull Holme Strays and on Paull Sands 55 Ringed Plover, 42 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 35 Turnstone, 720 Grey Plover, 113 Bar-tailed Godwit, 230 Knot, 5 Avocet, c30 Shelduck, c60 Curlew and 11 Whimbrel. Also a Common Buzzard over.
23/5 Had look round Burton Bushes near Beverley on Thursday morning but no sign of any Spotted Flycatchers.
Did Swinemoor this afternoon but no sign of the Ruff seen on Monday but still 2 Little Ringed Plover.
Did Tophill Low NR with Roy. The Temminck’s Stint was still on Watton NR. Also Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 1st summer Little Gulls dropped in again.
Common Sandpiper-Watton NR
Little Ringed Plover-Tophill Low NR
The pair of Little Ringed Plover were still on South Marsh East. The Ring-necked Duck was still on D reservoir.
For last weekend at Kelk check here.
For news from Risby Estate nr Skidby check here.