Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Tuesday 25th February

42 Oystercatchers and 2 Rock Pipits were in Cayton Bay this morning, plus a Peregrine and Fulmars on the cliffs. Barn Owls were seen at both Seamer Tip and Flixton Carr, 2 Little Egrets were seen at Seamer Mead, and a Peregrine and 300 Fieldfares were seen over Star Carr. The female Blackcap was once again at The Dene, and at Johnson's Marsh there were 2 Redshank and 3 Oystercatchers. 19 Fieldfares and 2 Buzzards were seen from Garth End Road, and 2 Buzzards and an Oystercatcher were at Wykeham South Lake. A Grey Wagtail was in Hackness village.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200225

Buzzards at Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint - Melanie Pearl

Monday, 24 February 2020

Monday 24th February

A Coot, 40 Wigeon and 2 Shelduck were present at Johnson's Marsh this morning, and at Harwood Dale Lake there were 2 Shelduck, 41 Wigeon and 5 Mandarin Ducks. A female Blackcap was spotted again in gardens at The Dene, Peasholm, and a Raven was seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint. The main highlight from Long Nab was a couple of White-beaked Dolphins heading north.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200224

Goldfinch - Lucy Hobkinson

Barn Owl - John Harwood



Sunday, 23 February 2020

Sunday 23rd February

At Willerby Carr this morning there were about 900 Lapwing, 450 Golden Plover, a Dunlin, a Curlew a Kingfisher, 114 Fieldfare, 80 Linnets and 2 Grey Partridge, while at Potter Brompton Carr there were 5 Pink-footed Geese, 9 Wigeon, 25 Teal and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. 34 Wigeon and 24 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh, and 9 Goosanders were at Seamer Road Mere. An adult Mediterranean Gull was with a gull flock in a field off Metes Lane, Seamer and about 300 Fieldfares were in a field south of Seamer Tip.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200223

Female Goosander - Paul Tozer

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Saturday 22nd February

Early this morning a pair of Red Kites were seen over the A64 at Scampston Park. A Hooded Crow was feeding with Carrion Crows and Jackdaws in a field at Flotmanby, and a second winter Mediterranean Gull was on Cayton Carr. A Wigeon, 21 Gadwall and 2 Tufted Duck were at Seamer Tip pools, and 3 Little Egrets and 23 Curlew were at Flixton sewage works. Wykeham Lakes hosted 4 Gadwall, 17 Tufted Duck, 22 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Little Grebes.

Mistle Thrush - Steve Clipperton

Friday, 21 February 2020

Friday 21st February

In the Seive Dale and Sutherbruff Rigg area of Dalby Forest today 2 or 4 Willow Tits were seen, plus about 150 Bramblings, 150 Chaffinches and 100+ Siskins. 31 Curlew and a Little Egret were near Folkton Bridge this morning, and this afternoon an adult Mediterranean Gull was with 300 Black-headed Gulls on Cayton Bowling Club flash. At Wykeham Lakes there were 14 Cormorants, 2 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 6 Goldeneye, 4 Little Grebes and 8 Great Crested Grebes on South Lake, and 5 Pink-footed Geese and 7 Oystercatchers on East Lake.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200221

Barn Owl - Rose Habberley

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Thursday 20th February

A female Black cap was in gardens at The Dene, Peasholm this morning, and 3 Goldcrests were at Burton Riggs. In the Swairdale/Newclose Rigg area of Dalby Forest there were about 80 Bramblings and 30+ Crossbills. 60+ Teal, 2 Wigeon and 7 Lapwings were seen at Potter Brompton Carr, and 9 Waxwings were seen briefly with Starlings behind Plover Gardens in the early afternoon. About 25 Corn Buntings were again in a stubble field at Flotmanby.

Marsh Tit - Judi Kent Pyrah


Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Wednesday 19th February

Not much news in today. There were good views of 3 Goshawks this morning from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint, and 2 Buzzards were seen from Long Lane in Ayton.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200219

Lapwing - Judi Kent Pyrah

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Tuesday 18th February

A Black-throated Diver and a Great Northern Diver were both seen in North Bay this morning. An adult Iceland Gull flew south past Marine Drive, and 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls were at Holbeck car park. In the Adderstone Field/Enchanted Wood area of Dalby Forest there were about 250 Bramblings. A Bittern was seen in flight near Burton Riggs, and at Johnson's Marsh there were 24 Teal, 19 Wigeon and 2 Shelduck.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200218

Redpoll - Judi Kent Pyrah


Monday, 17 February 2020

Monday 17th February

40 Redwing were seen at Long Lane in Ayton this morning, and 41 Redshank were on the rock armour on North Bay. An Oystercatcher and a Great Crested Grebe were at Burton Riggs, 3 Pink-footed Geese were with a small goose flock on Seamer Mead, and a Little Egret and a Barn Owl were at SeamerTip. A Barn Owl was also seen at Taylor Way, and another at Cayton Carr, where a Merlin was seen in the early afternoon. A Pink-footed Goose was still at Harwood Dale Lake, where there was also a female Mandarin, and a Gannet was in North Bay. In Dalby Forest there was a flock of 200+ Bramblings at the north end of Hawkdale Rigg and another flock of 100-150 at Adderstone Rigg.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200217

Redshank waiting for the tide to go out - Scarborough Porpoise


Sunday, 16 February 2020

Sunday 16th February

2 Barn Owls were seen this morning at the motorcycle track near Seamer Tip, and a male Blackcap was in Falsgrave Park. 2 Whooper Swans flew north over Cornelian Bay, where there were 9 Red-throated Divers and 2 Eiders. A Pink-footed Goose was still at Harwood Dale Lake, and 3 Kittiwakes flew south past Long Nab. A Dipper was in Peasholm Glen and 2 Kingfishers were at the Open Air Theatre this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200216

Dipper - Martin Moseley

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Saturday 15th February

In the Haygate area of Dalby Forest this morning there was a Green Woodpecker, 300+ Siskins, 20 Crossbills, 2 Marsh Tits, 280 Redwings and 50 Fieldfares. A pair of Eiders were spotted near the Sealife Centre, 157 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills, and 7 Purple Sandpipers were in North Bay on the rocks adjacent to the Freddie Gilroy sculpture.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200215

Sparrowhawk in Peasholm Park - Stuart Baines


Friday, 14 February 2020

Friday 14th February

A Red Kite was seen heading south over the A64 at The Marrs near Malton at midday, and this morning a group of 6 Reed Buntings were spotted on blackthorns behind the NYCC depot on the Eastfield industrial estate.

Kingfisher at the Open Air Theatre - Melanie Pearl


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Thursday 13th February

The main highlight at Long Nab this morning was a Black-throated Diver passing by northwards. A Water Rail was at Taylor Way pond, and at Harwood Dale Lake there were 107 Greylag Geese, a Pink-footed Goose, 2 Shelduck, 5 Teal, 4 Mandarin and 44 Wigeon.

Full count fro Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200213

Goshawk - Bob Howe


Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Wednesday 12th February

At Wykeham South Lake this morning there were 3 Shoveler, 5 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 12 Goldeneye, 3 Oystercatchers and a Chiffchaff, while a Great Crested Grebe and 3 Pink-footed Geese were present at Burton Riggs. 3 Twite were seen among about 20 Linnets feeding just south of the car park at Crook Ness, and at Long Nab an adult Mediterranean Gull flew south and a Scandinavian-ringed Rock Pipit was spotted behind the observatory. 2 Willow Tits, a Goshawk, about 150 Redwings and 10+ Crossbills were seen in the Sneverdale area of Dalby Forest.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200212

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Joe Bamfield

Monday, 10 February 2020

Monday 10th February

A Pink-footed Goose, a Water Rail, 4 Little Grebes, 5 Coot, 26 Tufted Duck, a female Goldeneye, and a female Goosander were all seen at Seamer Road Mere this morning. 28 Gadwall were at Seamer Tip pool, and a Goldcrest was spotted at Burton Riggs. Harwood Dale lake hosted 2 Shelduck, 4 Teal and 44 Wigeon, while Johnson's Marsh had a Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck and 18 Teal.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200210

Kestrel - Daniel Morley

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Saturday 8th February

2 Shelduck, 31 Wigeon, 42 Lapwing, a Pink-footed Goose and 150+ Redwing were seen at Harwood Dale this morning, while 4 Goshawks were displaying over Jugger Howe Moor. The Water Rail was still at the Open Air Theatre, a Rock Pipit was on roof tops on Aberdeen Walk, and a Great Northern Diver flew south past Long Nab. At Wykeham South Lake there were 6 Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 46 Greylag Geese, 85 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 4 Tufted Duck and 29 Coot, while on East Lake there were 8 Goldeneye. A Mediterranean Gull was spotted flying over Taylor Way towards Burton Riggs in the early afternoon, and another was at Wykeham East Lake. A Red Kite was seen drifting south over Hovingham Drive, and on Folkton Carr there were 32 Curlew and 50+ Redwing.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200208

Goosander - Chris Bell

Friday, 7 February 2020

Friday 7th February

Highlights from Long Nab today include 2 Shoveler, 258 Gannets, 171 Golden Plover and 86 Knot, all passing southwards.  In Wykeham Forest today 8 Crossbills were seen, plus a huge mixed flock of finches, mainly Siskins but also several Redpolls, Greenfinches and Goldfinches. 27 Purple Sandpipers were roosting at the harbour this afternoon, and a Lesser Black-backed Gull was at Scalby Mills.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200207

Redshank at the Open Air Theatre - Daniel Morley


Thursday, 6 February 2020

Thursday 6th February

Throughout the day there have been reports of Pink-footed Geese heading north. A Chiffchaff and 3 Treecreepers were seen at Burton Riggs this morning, and a Redshank, a Water Rail and a Kingfisher were round the back of the Open Air Theatre. The pair of Peregrines and lots of Fulmars were seen on the Castle headland, from where there were also good views of at least 2 Porpoises. At Wykeham South Lake there was a Water Rail, 8 Goldeneye, 24 Redwing and a single Whooper Swan, while 2 Whooper Swans also were seen flying north over the fields between Irton and Racecourse Road. Seamer Road Mere hosted 4 Little Grebes, a Coot, 2 Water Rails, 33 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosanders and a Goldeneye, while at Hackness Lake there were 32 Mandarins, 8 Little Grebes, 2 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck and 2 Willow Tits. A Goosander and 7 Skylarks flew north past Long Nab this morning, while 28 more Skylarks flew south. 2 Shelduck, 15 Teal and 3 Snipe were at Johnson's Marsh, and a Hooded Crow was with Carrion Crows south of Cromer Point this afternoon. Also this afternoon: Scalby Mills: 202 Wigeon;  Peasholm Park: 52 Mallard, 23 Tufted Duck;  Jackson's Bay: 71 Oystercatchers, 16 Ringed Plover, 5 Purple Sandpipers, 16 Turnstones, 48 Redshanks, Mediterranean Gull, 4 Meadow Pipits and a pair of Stonechats;  Cromer Point pond: 2 Snipe;  Scalby Lodge area: 55 Curlew and 6 Skylarks.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200206

Whooper Swan - Chris Bull

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Wednesday 5th February

A Manx Shearwater, 6 Shelduck and 2 skeins of Pink-footed Geese (90+78 individuals) passed Long Nab this morning heading north, while 2 Brent Geese passed by southwards, and a Chiffchaff was present at Crook Ness. 86 Pink-footed Geese were also seen heading north over West Ayton and a skein of about 80 (the same one?) were seen at a similar time over Harwood Dale. At Wykeham South Lake there were 2 Redwings, 9 Teal, a Grey Heron, a Shelduck, a Kestrel, 7 Goldeneye and 5 Great Crested Grebes, plus 2 Egyptian Geese near the new workings. A Great Crested Grebe was at Burton Riggs, and at Seamer Tip a Barn Owl was seen by the 3 ponds and 3 Pink-footed Geese were in the field by the bridge. Good numbers of Siskins and Crossbills were seen near Standing Stones Rigg, where a Green Woodpecker was heard. A Water Rail and a Kingfisher were again at the Open Air Theatre, plus a Greenfinch. 2 Purple Sandpipers were spotted on the sea wall below the Sea Life Centre. A Merlin was hunting over Beedale this afternoon, and a Goshawk was displaying over the forest, viewed from Hilla Green bridge where there were 2 Crossbills. At Harwood Dale Lake there were 19 Lapwings, 47 Wigeon and a single Pink-footed Goose. About 100 Linnets and 20 Greenfinches were in a sheep field at Suffield, a female Blackcap was in Hutton Buscel, and a male Stonechat was by the Long Nab observatory.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200205

Pair of Gadwall at Brompton pond - Chris Bell


Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Tuesday 4th February

A Willow Tit and a Kingfisher were seen in Forge Valley this morning, along with several signs of Otter. A Great Crested Grebe was at Burton Riggs, 3 Pink-footed Geese were at Seamer Tip pool, and 2 Little Egrets and a Kingfisher were at Seamer Mead. At Seamer Road Mere there were 4 Little Grebes, 2 Coot, 2 Teal, 28 Tufted Duck, a drake Goldeneye, 3 Goosanders and a Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200204

Wren - Chris Dalton

Monday, 3 February 2020

Monday 3rd February

The Waxwing was still hanging around Derwent Avenue today. 34 Curlew were near Scalby Lodge pond, a Water Rail was again at the Open Air Theatre, and 2 Dippers were seen on Scalby Beck near the Old Scalby Mills pub. 31 Corn Buntings were spotted on roadside wires near the Flotmanby pull in.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200203

Nuthatch - Melanie Pearl

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Sunday 2nd February

A female Common Scoter was spotted off Marine Drive early this morning, and a Water Rail and Kingfishers were again at the Open Air Theatre. 4 Goosanders were at Seamer Road Mere and a single drake Mandarin was on Thornton Dale pond.

Kestrel - Judi Kent Pyrah

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Saturday 1st February

The only news in today is that the Waxwing is still in a back garden in Derwent Avenue - its sixth day there.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200201

Mandarin Duck - Beverley Senturk

Friday, 31 January 2020

Friday 31st January

A single Snow Bunting flew south at Long Nab this morning. At Seamer Road Mere there were 2 Coot, 4 Little Grebes, 2 Teal, 32 Tufted Duck, 5 Goosanders and a Water Rail, while 9 Little Egrets were near the Cayton Carrs sewage works. At Staintondale there were 150 Redwings, and at Ravenscar there were 4 Mistle Thrushes, 450 Starlings and a Raven. A Waxwing was seen for the fifth day in  a garden in Derwent Avenue, and a male Blackcap has been in a garden in Hutton Buscel for a week.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200131

Blackcap - Judi Kent Pyrah

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Thursday 30th January

450 Fieldfares, 100 Redwings and 150 Starlings were at Coverdale Moor, above Spiker's Hill, this morning. At Seamer Road Mere there were 4 Little Grebes, a Coot, 30 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 3 Goosanders and a Water Rail. 2 Twite were at Crook Ness and a Shelduck flew north at Long Nab. A Redshank, 2 Water Rails, a Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail were at the Open Air Theatre.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200130

Redwing - Scarborough Porpoise

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Wednesday 29th January

A mixed flock of about 150 Redwings and Fieldfares were seen this morning at Charm Park. A Pink-footed Goose was among a flock of geese at Seamer Tip pool, a Willow Tit was by the railway track just south of there, and a Marsh Tit was at Burton Riggs. 1000 Lapwing were at Seamer Mead, and at Wykeham South Lake there were 8 Goldeneye, 2 Shoveler, a Teal and an Oystercatcher. A single Knot flew north past Long Nab, and a Golden Plover was in the field just north of Crook Ness. 47 Wigeon were at Harwood Dale Lake and a pair of Shelduck were at Johnson's Marsh.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200129

Peregrine - Joe Bamfield

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Tuesday 28th January

200+ Redwing, 250 Lapwings and 20 Skylark were seen between Long Lane and Garth End Road this morning. 4 Goldeneye and a female Stonechat were at Wykeham South Lake and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen on Heron Lane, Crossgates. At the Open Air Theatre a Kingfisher was feeding below the water chute, 2 Water Rails were by the causeway, and a Redshank and a Bullfinch were also present. A pair of Goshawks were seen displaying from Wykeham raptor viewpoint in the early afternoon. This evening the gull roost at Wykeham South Lake included 1800 Common Gulls, 1400 Black-headed Gulls and 20 Herring Gulls. 8 Twite were just south of Crook Ness, and 6 Snow Buntings were by the manure heap at Cromer Point Pond.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200128

Marsh Tit in Forge Valley - Chris Bell



Monday, 27 January 2020

Monday 27th January

At Seamer Road Mere this morning there were 3 Little Grebes, a Coot, a Goosander, 24 Tufted Duck and 2 Teal. 8 pairs of Fulmars were on the Castle headland, and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls were at Holbeck car park. Highlights from Long Nab included 1+ Twite which was again with about 50 Linnets, plus a Chifchaff, at Crook Ness; also a Kittiwake, 61 Gannets, a Golden Plover and 3 Skylarks flying past. 2 Water Rails were spotted behind the Open Air Theatre, and a single Waxwing was in the car park outside Halfords. 4 Snow Buntings were by the Cromer Point manure heap, 14 Ringed Plover were in Jackson's Bay, and 3 Tundra Bean Geese flew south over Scalby Nab. At Wykeham Lakes there were 59 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebes, and a gull roost that included 1200 Black-headed Gulls and 600 Common Gulls.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200127

Mute Swan (it takes some effort taking off when you're this size!) - Judi Kent Pyrah

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Sunday 26th January

At Seamer Road Mere this morning there were 4 Little Grebes, a Coot, 4 Teal, a Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 29 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosanders, and a Skylark flew over north. A Lesser Black-backed Gull flew east over Seamer Mead, 6 Skylarks were to the south of Seamer Tip, and 5 Gadwall were at Burton Riggs. At Wykeham South Lake there were 6 Great Crested Grebes, 66 Coot, 15 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 8 Goldeneye, 2 Water Rails and a Brambling. A Water Rail was also seen at the Open Air Theatre, where there were also 2 Kingfishers. 59 Curlew were on Folkton Carr, and a single Pink-footed Goose was spotted just east of Cayton.

Pink-footed Goose - John Harwood

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Saturday 25th January

2 Jays were seen this morning at Limestone Grove, and a Merlin was spotted at Low North Camp. A first-winter "Viking" Gull (hybrid Glaucous x Herring) flew south past Long Nab, as did 8 Common Scoter. 41 Wigeon and a Mandarin were at Harwood Dale Lake, a Kingfisher and a Water Rail were at the Open Air Theatre, and 52 Curlew were on Folkton Carr. At Scalby Mills there were 12 Ringed Plover, 560 Wigeon, 5 Goosanders, a drake Shoveler and a female Teal, while 20 Purple Sandpipers were roosting at the harbour this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200125

Water Rail at the Open Air Theatre - Scarborough Porpoise

Friday, 24 January 2020

Friday 24th January

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was in the Manor Road cemetery this morning, and at Wykeham South Lake there were 9 Goldeneye, 14 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebes, 8 Great Crested Grebes and a Great White Egret. 12+ Ringed Plovers were bathing at Scalby Mills, and at Seamer Road Mere there were 4 Little Grebes, 27 Tufted Duck, 4 Goosanders, an adult Mediterranean Gull, and a Skylark flew over northwards. 16 Buzzards were in the Wykeham Village/ North Moor area (13 of them in Beedale), and a male Stonechat was spotted on the east side of Seamer Tip. A Red Grouse was seen on High Moor, Fylingdales Moor, and at Derwent Head in Langdale Forest there were 2 Stonechats, 40 Fieldfare, 6 Crossbills, and 4 Meadow Pipits.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200124

Goldcrest - Lucy Hobkinson