6 June 2013

Long Nanny to Newton Pool: 6 June

Rachel and I spent the day walking the St. Oswald's Way along the coast from Long Nanny south along Newton Links to Newton Pool Nature Reserve. Several nesting Little Tern (the wardens told us 10 pairs at least this year), hundreds of nesting Arctic Tern, a few Common Tern, 8 summer plumage Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover and 2 Shelduck were logged at Long Nanny, and 3 Stonechat (1m, 2 juv), 1 Barnacle Goose, 2m Common Teal, 2 Common Swift S, several Willow Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2+ Reed Bunting, 2 Shelduck and 2+ Sand Martin at Newton Pool.

Arctic Tern, Long Nanny - never tire of 'em!

Arctic Tern, Long Nanny

The Arctic Tern colony at Long Nanny is the largest on the UK mainland with around 1000 pairs

1 of 2 juvenile Stonechat, Newton Pool

Barnacle Goose, Newton Pool - summering or plastic?

Also, several Wall Lasiommata megera butterflies were noted, as well as a number of Northern Marsh-orchid Dactylorhiza purpurella along with lots of with common wild flowers.

Northern Marsh-orchid Dactylorhiza purpurella, Newton Links

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