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Old Sunday 5th August 2018, 18:21   #51
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After some frustration at being given the run around by Franklin’s gull over recent weeks, missing it by an hour on one occasion and it being present at times when I couldn’t go and disappearing at times when I could, I had decided to head up to the area for roseate terns this weekend and hope to cross paths with it or that it may be refound.

Instead, news of Buff breasted sandpiper at Blacktoft meant a different route and an alternative way to get my 300th Yorkshire bird (at least as long as lesser and common redpoll are not lumped).

Blacktoft sands

Lots of waders on offer here including the aforementioned sandpiper.

591. (216) Buff breasted sandpiper (1st Yorkshire)

With 2 others in the car, petrol costs were not unreasonable so decided after this early success to revert to the original plan.

South Gare

592. (217.) Roseate tern

Took a lot longer than hoped for to finally get one amongst the common, sandwich and 1 little terns and a few more waders to complete an impressive number of charadriformes seen today.
Trystan aka Rob

World total (IOC) 2223 Eastern yellow wagtail; UK total 364 Red footed falcon; Yorkshire total 313 Red footed falcon

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