Friday, 24 November 2017

Sunday 15 October 2017

The Osprey was seen again at Papermill Lake, Ellerburn between 15.15 and 15.45 when it dropped into trees on the eastern side of the lake.and nearby at Thornton-le-Dale 74 Pink-footed Geese flew over to the west early afternoon.

The Long Nab area today had a Jack Snipe and a Lapland Bunting in the stubble field to the north of the Obs and at Crook Ness there were a couple of Chiffchaffs and 2 Goldcrests, 32 Pink-footed Geese flew northwest and 2 Eiders went north with southward movement including 46 Skylarks, 4 Swallows, 22 Meadow Pipits, 4 Rock Pipits, 11 Chaffinch, 10 Greenfinch, 61 Linnets, 21 Redpoll sp., 21 Goldfinch, 22 Siskin and 4 Reed Buntings.

Johnson’s Marsh held 48 Teal, 6 Mallards and a Curlew; at Scalby Ponds there were 22 Curlew, a Stonechat, approximately 150 Linnets and another 23 flew south and between Scalby Mill and the Youth Hostel a Dipper, a Grey Wagtail, 35 Tree Sparrows and a Marsh Tit.

The Dalby Forest area had 11 Crossbills, 3 Jays and 20 Siskins at Flaxdale and in the Staindale Lake/Bridestones area 4 Little Grebes, 4 Jays and a Crossbill; on Widow Howe Moor there were a pair of Merlins and 45 Golden Plovers; at Ravenscar 66 Pink-footed Geese flew north at 16.00 and finally today a ringtail Hen Harrier flew south over the sea at Cornelian Bay at 13.50 but turned inland before reaching Cayton Bay.

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