Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thursday 18th April

3 Ring Ouzels were spotted in Ravenscar first thing this morning (2 males and 1 female), and a Harrier (species uncertain) was also seen in the area. The Cetti's Warbler was still present at Potter Brompton Carr, where there were also 14 Teal, 2 Oystercatchers and a Willow Warbler. An adult Mediterranean Gull was at Seamer Tip Pool mid-morning before flying off northwards, while another/others were seen flying over 2 houses in Cayton in the afternoon. At Johnson's Marsh there were 2 pairs of Shelduck, 2 Snipe, 5 Teal and a Moorhen. Common Whitethroats were seen in Hutton Buscel and at Snainton golf course, with 2 Oystercatchers also at the latter site. 6 Whimbrel and 2 Corn Buntings flew south at Long Nab this morning and a Brambling was seen at the ringing plantation there. 3 Red Kites were seen over Yedingham at lunchtime. 9 Blackcaps and a Willow Warbler were singing on Castle Hill, and 17 Purple Sandpipers were roosting at the harbour.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190418

Treecreeper - Lucy Hobkinson

Oystercatcher chicks at Burton Riggs - Rose Habberley


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Wednesday 17th April

Early this morning a drake Eider was seen off Marine Drive, an Osprey flew south past Long Nab and over the castle, and a Lesser Whitethroat flew in off the sea at Long Nab. At Wykeham South Lake there was a Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, a Blackcap, a Goldeneye, 8 Tufted Duck, and a trickle of Swallows and Sand Martins passing through. At Seamer Tip Pool the Garganey was back, 14 Arctic Terns flew over eastwards, and there were 3 Willow Warblers, a Jack Snipe and a male Yellow Wagtail. 5 Teal, 15 Tufted Duck, 16 male Blackcaps and a mixture of all 3 hirundine species were at Seamer Road Mere. A Ring Ouzel was spotted feeding in a field south-west of Ravenscar, along with 6 Song and 2 Mistle Thrushes. A male Stonechat was on moorland at Three Lords' Stones, Ravenscar and a Wheatear was in nearby fields. A report came in this evening of a Rose-coloured Starling by the hospice on Throxenby Lane. A busy day!

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190417

Eider - Stuart Baines


Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Tuesday 16th April

A male Northern Wheatear was seen this morning on the Marine Drive rock armour, and 3 more were at Long Nab. Also at Long Nab were 7 Blackcaps, 9 Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler, while 2 Sandwich Terns flew north and a Puffin flew south. A Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Buzzards and 4 Swallows were at Seamer Tip Pool, and 3 Redwings flew over. 14 Curlew flew north from Seamer Mead. 7 Swallows were seen at Burton Riggs, while 7 Swallows, 4 Shelduck, 8 Teal, 2 Herons and a White Wagtail were at Scalby Lodge Pond. 4 Swallows, 3 House Martins and 5 Grey Wagtails were at Ellerburn fish farm, a Dipper was by the mill in Thornton Dale, and a Little Owl and a Blackcap were on the Carrs.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190416

Goldcrest - Melanie Pearl


Monday, 15 April 2019

Monday 15th April

Not much news in today - just 2 male Wheatears briefly in the field north of the Long Nab observation hut before heading off to the north-west.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190415

Swallow - Paul Tozer

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Sunday 14th April

The drake Garganey remained at Seamer Tip Pool all day today, and 2 Little Ringed Plovers flew south-east over the pools in the late afternoon. 7 Sandwich Terns were feeding in North Bay, 2 Eiders flew north past Long Nab, and a Brambling was seen in Hutton Buscel. At Wykeham South Lake there were 20 Sand Martins, 2 House Martins, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Geese and a Pink-footed Goose.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190414

Grey Heron - Paul Malton

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Saturday 13th April

A drake Garganey was present at Seamer Tip Pool throughout the day, and a male Goosander and a pair of Wigeon were at Scalby Lodge pond. At Star Carr there were 8 Curlews, 20 Linnets, a Little Egret and a Kingfisher, while 3 Common/Arctic Terns flew north.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190413

Garganey - Chris Bull


Friday, 12 April 2019

Friday 12th April

Willow Warblers were seen today at Eastfield industrial estate and at Seamer Tip. One female and 2 male Blackcaps were seen on Heron Lane, Crossgates and a Red Kite was seen at Yedingham. At Wykeham South Lake there were 15 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 3 Goldeneye and 2 Buzzards. Highlights at Long Nab were a Hooded Crow, 5 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Buzzards heading south, and a Yellow Wagtail heading north. 69 Sand Martins passed by, 56 of them going south, and 93 Carrion Crows passed by, 63 of them going north. A White Wagtail was present near Cliff Top House. A Redstart and 4 Grey Wagtails were seen at Ellerburn/Dalby, and a flock of 25 House Martins was seen going up the valley near Hackness this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190412

Peregrines with dinner - Joe Bamfield

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Thursday 11th April

2 Pink-footed Geese were among a small flock in a field by Seamer Tip Pool this morning. At Wykeham South Lake there were 52 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Gadwall, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Egyptian Geese, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a male Pintail and 8 Mute Swans. A ringed Mealy Redpoll was photographed on a garden feeder.

Mealy Redpoll - Lucy Hobkinson

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Wednesday 10th April

Highlights from Long Nab this morning were 3 Arctic Terns that flew out eastwards and a Great Northern Diver flying north. 12 Purple Sandpipers and 23 Turnstones were at the harbour, while at Wykeham South Lake there were 2 Egyptian Geese, a Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 6 Great Crested Grebes, and a Golden Plover flew over. A Raven was seen over Harwood Dale heading west, and a Peregrine was seen there too. Late this afternoon there were 6 Swallows and 3 Sand Martins feeding over the pool below North Stile House (south of Wrench Green), where there were also 8 Teal, a pair of Grey Wagtails, a pair of Pied Wagtails, and numerous Mallard ducklings. A Red Kite was present around Ings Farm for about an hour this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190410

Dunnock - Emma Louise Telford


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Tuesday 9th April

At Wykeham South Lake this morning there were 16 Tufted Duck, a Little Egret, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Goldeneye, and a Pink-footed Goose. There was a Willow Warbler near Wrench Green, and 4 Buzzards over Seamer Road Mere. 3 Sand Martins were around the cliffs at Cromer Point and 10 Teal were on the pond there, while 3 Manx Shearwaters and a White Wagtail flew north past Long Nab. At Harwood Dale Lake there were 2 Teal, a Snipe, 400 Common Gulls and 12 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. A Green Woodpecker was at Long Causeway, Wykeham Lakes, and a Red Kite was spotted over Wykeham village. The Cetti's Warbler was still at Potter Brompton Carr, singing occasionally.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190409

Lesser Redpoll - Judi Kent Pyrah


Monday, 8 April 2019

Monday 8th April

A Shelduck, a Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 10 Cormorants, 6 Great Crested Grebes and a Blackcap were seen at Wykeham South Lake this morning. The Cetti's Warbler was singing again at Potter Brompton Carr, where 10 Teal, 17 Fieldfare and a Snipe were also present and 2 Crossbills flew over eastwards. There were 5 Goldcrests, 5 Chiffchaffs, a Wheatear and a Blackcap at Long Nab. At Harwood Dale Lake there were 2 Mandarin, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, a Redshank, a Yellow Wagtail, 5 Swallows and 10 Sand Martins. 2 Swallows, a House Martin, a Goldeneye and 2 Teal were seen at Burton Riggs, and a House Martin was back at a breeding site in Valley Road.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190408

Blue Tit - Stuart Baines

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Sunday 7th April

Two Swallows were seen at Long Causeway this afternoon, and a House Martin flew east over Crossgates. Blackcaps were seen at Dale End in Hutton Buscel (singing), Burton Riggs and Seamer Tip. 3 Goldeneye were also at Burton Riggs, and a Green Woodpecker was also at Hutton Buscel in Revenge Wood. 24 Purple Sandpipers and 52 Turnstones were roosting at the Harbour, and a Chiffchaff was feeding on the middle pier.

Meadow Pipit - Steve Wignill

Rock Pipit - SteveWignill

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Saturday 6th April

The Cetti's warbler was again singing at Potter Brompton Carr this morning, and a second summer Mediterranean Gull, 3 Swallows and small numbers of Sand Martins were at Wykeham South Lake. A Willow Warbler was singing beside the River Hertford just south of the Stockdales lay-by.

Yellowhammer - Judi Kent Pyrah




Friday, 5 April 2019

Friday 5th April

A Pink-footed Goose was seen at Wykeham South Lake this morning along with 3 Egyptian Geese, 3 Goldeneye, 7 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Swallows. A Cetti's Warbler was singing at Potter Brompton Carr, which is a first for this area. Also present were 18 Wigeon, 17 Teal, 4 Snipe and 18 Chiffchaffs; while 3 Fieldfares flew west. A Whooper Swan, 2 Shovelers, a House Martin and 2 Sand Martins were at Harwood Dale Lake this afternoon, and at Ellerburn there were 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Common Buzzards, 7 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap.

Little Owl in Hutton Buscel - Judi Kent Pyrah


Thursday, 4 April 2019

Thursday 4th April

At the Open Air Theatre this morning there were 2 Marsh Tits, a Water Rail, and a singing Blackcap.  2 Swallows were reported to be back at their nesting site on Hall Garth Lane, West Ayton.

Siskin - Rose Habberley

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Wednesday 3rd April

A Great Crested Grebe in full summer plumage was in the harbour early this morning. At Hilla Green there were 12 Redwings, a Dipper, a pair of Grey Wagtails, a pair of Mandarin Ducks and a Mistle Thrush, while in Wrench Green there was a singing Blackcap. Up to 30 Sand Martins were seen at Wykeham South Lake, plus 2 Swallows, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Shelduck, 2 Buzzards and a hunting Barn Owl. At Seamer Tip pool there was a Water Rail, and at Burton Riggs there was a Blackcap and a Kingfisher. A male Northern Wheatear was at Long Nab and 2 Chiffchaffs were at Crook Ness. I love this month with all the new arrivals!

Blackcap - Melanie Pearl


Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Tuesday 2nd April

An adult Mediterranean Gull flew north-east over Seamer Tip Pool this morning, and a Goosander was present at Burton Riggs. At Harwood Dale Lake in the morning there were 5 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Oystercatchers and a Wigeon. Later in the afternoon a Swallow was seen there, and a single Whooper Swan was in a field nearby.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190402

Wren - Judi Kent Pyrah

Lapwing - Nick Addey

Monday, 1 April 2019

Monday 1st April

At Wykeham South Lake there were 8 Goldeneye, 7 Gadwall, 17 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 5 Barnacle Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Swallows, 16+ Sand Martins, 2 Grey Partridge, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Oystercatchers and 6 Great Crested Grebes. 3 Common Scoters passed Marine Drive southwards, 4 male Blackcaps were seen at Seamer Road Mere, a Sparrowhawk was seen on Limestone Road, and a Swallow was at Folkton sewage works. At Long Nab there were 7 Snipe at the 'scrape', 200 Linnets on the cover crop, and 20 Common Scoter passed by, 17 of them northwards. A Red Kite was seen over Thornton Dale, and a Kingfisher, a Chiffchaff and 3 Grey Wagtails were at Thornton Mill. A Goldcrest and 250 Starlings were on the Castle headland.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190401

Nuthatch - Stuart Baines

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Sunday 31st March

The main highlight from Long Nab this morning was a Sooty Shearwater flying south. At Seamer Road Mere there were just 13 Tufted Ducks and 4 Teal remaining, plus 9 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap all singing.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190331

Wren - Rachel Harrison


Saturday, 30 March 2019

Saturday 30th March

This morning's highlights from Long Nab include a Hooded Crow flying north and a Great White Egret flying north-west, while the Whimbrel remains present. Wykeham South Lake had 5 Barnacle Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, a drake Pintail, 3 Goldeneye and a Little Egret. 3 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, 2 Goshawks, 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 Nuthatches were seen from the road near Little Hilla Green Farm. There were 2 Water Rails again at the Open Air Theatre, and a Red Kite flew over Cayton then towards the Eastfield/Crossgates area. Another Hooded Crow plus a Siskin were seen near Holbeck, and there were 8 Purple Sandpipers on the rocks near the Clock Cafe. 4 Grey Wagtails were spotted in Forge Valley. There were Green Woodpeckers calling at Ravenscar and at Hayburn Wyke, and a White Wagtail was with 5 Pied Wagtails at Ravenscar, where there was also a Red Kite. 21 Chiffchaffs were heard singing between the Flask Inn and Scalby Mills, and a Shelduck was seen on Cloughton Pond.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190330

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Judi Kent Pyrah

Meadow Pipit - Paul Tozer

Friday, 29 March 2019

Friday 29th March

45 Whooper Swans were first seen sitting on the sea off Long Nab early today, before finally moving off northwards later in the morning. Another 9 Whooper Swans were seen at Wykeham South Lake, where there were also 5 Goldeneye, a Buzzard, a Barn Owl, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Egrets, 5 Barnacle Geese, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Egyptian Geese, and a Goshawk nearby. 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese flew south past Long Nab, and 11 Pink-footed Geese flew from Seamer Tip Pool towards Cayton and then northwards. A Siskin was seen at Burton Riggs, a Blackcap was at Reasty Bank, and 2 Red Kites were seen at Stony Marl, Fylingdales.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190329

Corn Bunting - Melanie Pearl

Whooper Swans - Terry Hobson

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Thursday 28th March

The only news in today is from Long Nab, where the Whimbrel was once again present, and a Hooded Crow, a Sand Martin and 102 Meadow Pipits all flew north.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190328

Mute Swan - Kevin Groocock

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Wednesday 27th March

At Potter Brompton Carr this morning there were 21 Wigeon, 18 Teal, 4 Snipe, a Pink-footed Goose, a pair of Curlews and a Peregrine. 16 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Egyptian Geese were at Wykeham South Lake, while 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Oystercatchers, 7 Gadwall and 6 Tufted Duck were at Brompton Ponds. A Lesser Black-backed Gull was also seen heading west over Burton Riggs. The Great Grey Shrike was once more showing well at the top of Housedale. There was a Stonechat at Seamer Tip and a Hooded Crow at Scarborough Waste Treatment works.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190327

Lesser Black-backed Gull - Chris Bell

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Tuesday 26th March

6 Shags and a Red-throated Diver were spotted off Marine Drive early this morning, and later 60 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying north at Long Nab. A Long-eared Owl was sadly found dead at Wrench Green, probably hit by a car. Also at Wrench Green there were a pair of Kingfishers, and at Scalby Mills just 21 Wigeon.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190326

Goldfinch - Stuart Baines


Monday, 25 March 2019

Monday 25th March

A drake Pintail, a Gadwall, 4 Goldeneye, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 12 Cormorants and 2 Oystercatchers were present at Wykeham South Lake this morning, while at Seamer Road Mere there were 18 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal and 7 singing Chiffchaffs. 7 displaying Goshawks were reported from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint, and a pair of Wheatears were seen at Hollin Gill, Fylingdales Moor.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190325

Singing Chiffchaff - Melanie Pearl

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Sunday 24th March

A Little Grebe, Coot, 4 Teal, a female Goosander, 22 Tufted Duck and 5 singing Chiffchaffs were at Seamer Road Mere, while at Wykeham South Lake there were 13 Whooper Swans, Gadwall, Shelduck, a drake Pintail, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 13 Cormorants and a Sand Martin. The Great Grey Shrike was still in the clearing at the top of Housedale and a male Wheatear was in a field just west of Malton Cote Farm. Another Wheatear was at Cloughton Wyke, and a Little Owl was seen in a broken wall by the road down to the wyke. 6 Chiffchaffs and several Willow Tits were located round Givendale and Hawdale Riggs. A Red Kite, 2 Willow Tits, 2 Marsh Tits, 6 Buzzards, a Grey Wagtail and a Brambling were in Ellerburn. At least 12 singing Chiffchaffs were heard between Scalby Mills and Hayburn Wyke, and a White Wagtail was seen at Cromer Point. At the harbour this evening there were 24 Purple Sandpipers roosting on the east pier, and 59 Turnstones in the west pier car park. A male Hen Harrier and 2 Red Kites were seen at Hutton Buscel. A female Marsh Harrier was spotted going west along Troutsdale.

Sparrowhawk - Judi Kent Pyrah


Saturday, 23 March 2019

Saturday 23rd March

The Water Rail was again at the Open Air Theatre this morning, and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were again in Peasholm Park. A Jack Snipe was seen at Taylor Way Pools, a drake Pintail was at Scampston Park Lake, and the Great Grey Shrike was again at the top of Housedale.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190323

Reed Bunting - Mark Hepples


Friday, 22 March 2019

Friday 22nd March

Highlights from Long Nab this morning include 3 Eiders and a White wagtail flying south, and 2 Goosanders flying north. A Sand Martin flew south over Crossgates and a Red Kite flew over Troutsdale. A drake Shoveler was on Seamer Road Mere and the Great Grey Shrike was again seen in the Housedale clearing. At Ellerburn Fish Farm there were 2 Grey Wagtails, and an Osprey was seen being mobbed by corvids before it flew off northwards. 150 Fieldfare, 45 Chaffinch and 21 Brambling were at Wilton Heights.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190322

Wheatear - David Caulfield


Thursday, 21 March 2019

Thursday 21st March

Highlights from Long Nab this morning include the Whimbrel which remains there; a male Wheatear by the observation hut and a second one that flew in and continued northwards; and 4 Whooper Swans, a Marsh Harrier and 2 Barnacle Geese all going north. A Water Rail was at the Open Air Theatre again, plus 3 singing Chiffchaffs. 3 White Wagtails, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine, 8 Greylags and 14 Linnets were seen at Ravenscar, and there were 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Peasholm Park. At the harbour this evening there were 12  roosting Purple Sandpipers, and a Wheatear on the wall.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190321

Siskin - Judi Kent Pyrah


Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Wednesday 20th March

A Raven flew east over Hutton Buscel early this morning. Highlights from Long Nab this morning include a Whimbrel at Crook Ness, 9 Whooper Swans going north, and 2 Sandwich Terns also going north (the earliest record of these for Scarborough). Later in the day at Long Nab a Wheatear came in off the sea after briefly landing on a boat, and 4 White and 31 Pied Wagtails were in the bare field north of the observation hut. 2 Wheatears were also seen above Snainton round midday before flying off northwards. A Buzzard, a Sparrowhawk and 2 Chiffchaffs were at Seamer Road Mere, 9 Gadwall and 2 Oystercatchers were at Brompton Ponds, and 2 Chiffchaffs and a Brimstone butterfly were seen at Burton Riggs.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190320

Goldcrest - Judi Kent Pyrah


Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Tuesday 19th March

A herd of 69 Whooper Swans flew northwards over Wykeham Lakes. A Whimbrel was present early this morning on the rocks immediately south of Crook Ness. A Sand Martin flew south and 9 Eiders flew north past Long Nab. A Red-throated Diver was spotted off Marine Drive, where there was also a large raft of Kittiwakes on the sea, and a Puffin flew past to the south. A possible Osprey was reported heading north over Osgoodby Top, and the Great Grey Shrike was once again present in Dalby Forest.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190319

Wren - Paul Tozer