Some bits n bobs of stuff been seen round Mere this past few weeks, shoe horned in between Courser twitches, singing Corncrake, and a pornstar Roller.
May 21st – (MR,TM) 5 Arctic Tern, 4 Little Gull, Dunlin, Common Sand, Drk + fem RCP, 3 Goldeneye and a Barwit north.
May 22nd – (MR,LI,TM) 2 Hobby, 3+ Cuckoo and the Gypo goose
May 24th – (MR,LI) 2 Garden wrbs, 3+Cuckoo, Spotted Flycatcher 1
May 31st (LI,MR) 1 Drk Garganey, 2 Drk Mandarins, 3 RCP’s (Drk + 2 Fems), and a late dash to Aldbrough after Tim’s refinding of the Spurn Roller.
June 3rd – (MR,TM) LRP, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoo
June 4th – Not seen by any of us but a belting sighting of a Roller over Hornsea birder D.Middleton’s garden.
June 11th – (MR) 17 Little Gull, 27 earlier (‘Gordon’ Bennett), 2 RCP’s, 2 Black Swan, many 000’s Swift, Egyptian Goose Bewholme, highlight tho was the Red necked Phalarope picked up off Swan Island spit from 2nd field at 20:20, tho distant the bird was present till dusk.
June 16th – 1 Cuckoo, Spotted Flycather Wassand, 1 Turtle Dove Wassand, 2 RCP’s
- Egyptian Goose 2nd field – Richard Willison
Mere hirundines – Richard Willison
Grass Snake Wassand – Jon Smith
Spotted Flycatcher – Jon Smith
Greater Spotted Pecker – Jon Smith
Bees in Wassand – Jon Smith