Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
This species is a summer visitor to the UK with a few pairs breeding in the Scarborough area, the nearest of which are at Wykeham Lakes. There have been regular sightings of one-two birds in May with a single June sighting and a couple of occurrences in early July. It is thought likely that most individuals are breeding birds from Wykeham Lakes and are perhaps ‘off duty’ birds in May and dispersing birds in late June/July.
One arrived on North Screed on 2nd May. Further singles were seen on 7th and 24th May and 23rd June, whilst three on 2nd July proved to be the final sighting of the year.
One on 10th – 11th May and then two on 22nd May. Two were present on 4th July. These are the first records for the site and may relate to birds that visit from the nearby Wykeham Lakes.