Friday, 24 November 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017

At Long Nab today a juvenile Marsh Harrier flew south at 08,00, a Little Gull flew north and further southerly movement included 64 Starlings, 12 Chaffinches, 5 Bramblings and 7 Siskin. Also 3 Snipe went west and in the area we had a Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Goldcrests, a Stonechat and the Yellow-browed Warbler was still at Crook Ness, another Yellow-browed Warbler was seen very briefly in a Knipe Point Drive garden.

On Castle Hill today 7 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, a ♂ Blackcap and 2 Bramblings; on South Cliff there were 3 Goldcrests; a female Common Scoter was in the Harbour and at Holbeck a pair of Common Scoter and 5 adult winter Mediterranean Gulls including the ringed bird PNN5.

Further afield we had 40+ Golden Plovers at High Marishes; 4 Goshawks and a Crossbill at Wykeham Raptor View Point and finally at Ravenscar there were 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Bramblings, a Lesser Redpoll and a Short-eared Owl.


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