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Sunday 28th August 2016

August 28, 2016

PACKARD’S SOUTHMorning/Early afternoon – 16 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 2 HOBBY, 1j LRP, 2 LITTLE STINT (only one could be seen following visits by the Hobbies and Peregrine), 1j/f MARSH HARRIER, 1j Peregrine, 40+ Ringed Plover, 50+ Sand Martin, 21 Snipe S, 20+ Swallow, 1 TURNSTONE ENE, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 Whitethroat, 7 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

one of the two Little Stints today on Packard's South by Chris Robinson

One of the two Little Stints today on Packard’s South by Chris Robinson

WOODWARD LAKES (Huggin Carr)Afternoon -1 Buzzard, c.180 Canada Geese, 140 Coot, 11 GC Grebe, c.300 Greylag Geese,  3 Little Grebe, 14 Mallard, c.20 Pied Wagtail, 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

PACKARD’S SOUTH (Wader cells only)18:30 to 19:30 – 12 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 HOBBY, 1 LITTLE STINT, 1j/m MARSH HARRIER, 45 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER N (Mark Paine)

LINDHOLME VILLAGE (A garden)Morning/evening – 1 RING-NECKED PARAKEET (Per Mark Paine)

I have just received this response regarding colour-ringed Herring Gull 6B9B which John Wozencroft noted on Packard’s on 9th August

“Thank you for reporting your sighting of a colour ringed bird.

It’s a bird which was colour-ringed ringed at Harewood Whin landfill site, 3km west of York, as part of a new project. The bird was caught using a Cannon Net and is one of around 1000 Gulls which have been caught and colour ringed to date.

Harewood Whin is one of the decreasing number of Landfill sites in the UK where it is possible to operate for the catching and ringing of gulls. Whilst with us the gulls feed on the Landfill site during the day and roost on the floods in Lower Derwent Valley National Nature Reserve or on the Humber Estuary.
The bird was rung on 1st May 2015 and has also been reported from Hatfield Moor on 11th August 2016
I hope you find this of interest and many thanks for taking the time to report your sighting.
Best Regards
Mike Jackson”


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