The star birds of today were 2 Common Cranes found by Will Scott and I quote “Dad and I were just driving along on the B1261 north of the A64 just coming up to Seamer when I saw them very high over the road, I kept an eye on them as they went inland until we could pull over. They slowly drifted West at 14.25.”
Another highlight today was the first Cuckoo of the year heard calling near to the Flask Inn. A Short-eared Owl flew high to the north of Scalby Lodge Pond at 07.40 and there were also 2 Wheatears in the area; 28 Redshanks and a Shelduck by the Cayton Bowling Club; warblers moving west along Long Hedge, Long Nab, included 2 Whitethroats and 2 Lesser Whitethroats and on Thornton Carr 2 Shelduck, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler and a Blackcap. Last but not least a Lesser Whitethroat was on the Old Railway Embankment in Thornton-le-Dale.
I do not apologise for the inclusion of the following photo as it is the only one available and anything is better than nothing.
|2 Cranes - Seamer Carr - Will Scott|