9th August 2015

The Woodcock Festival yesterday (Nick Carter)

The Woodcock Festival yesterday (Nick Carter)

(With apologies for delayed reports – we’ve had a busy weekend!) Relatively quiet (thankfully) over recent days, with the pick being a Kingfisher and three Pomarine Skuas on / off the Brigg on 7th (MJP, JS) and a Short-eared Owl at the Tip on 8th. Good numbers of the commoner waders are on the move and a decent selection are also at the Dams, including up to four Greenshank, five Snipe, 18 Dunlin, seven Green Sandpipers and a Black-tailed Godwit.

The most notable reports, however, have involved mammals, with a Minke Whale several miles offshore yesterday (8th) (KC et al) and both Nathusius’ Pipistrelle and Daubenton’s among bats detected at our Dams event on Friday (7th).