The first Ring Ouzel of the year, a male, was discovered today in the last field on the left before the Radio Mast at Stoupe Brow, near Ravenscar and the first Redstart for the year was at Low North Camp near Harwood Dale. Also two more firsts for the year were seen from Long Nab this morning first a Manx Shearwater flew north at 08.12 and then a female Marsh Harrier also flew north about 1 miles out to sea at 09.00. Also seen in the Long Nab area were 5 Common Scoter (1S, 4N), 2 Red-throated Divers (1S, 1N), 11 Sand Martins north and 2 Swallows south.
The ♂ Garganey was still present on Johnson’s Marsh along with 5 Herons, 2 Curlew and a Common Snipe.
Also at Stoupe Brow today 3 Wheatears were in the fields adjacent to the Radio Mast and nearby there was another one seen on Howdale Moor.
At The Mere on Seamer Road 2 Pink-footed Geese were still lingering and hirundines were represented by 45 Sand Martins and 2 Swallows, another congregation of Sand Martins was in the vicinity of Jackson’s Bay where an estimated 60 birds were present and finally 2 Swallows were seen at Cook House, Fylingdales.