Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Sunday 25th February 2018

At Long Nab today 60+ Guillemots, a Razorbill and 6 Red-throated Divers were present offshore and a drake Eider flew south and down the coast at Scalby Mills late afternoon the gulls included an adult Lesser Black-backed, a 2nd winter Mediterranean and c50 Common and 5 Red-throated Divers flew north offshore. Further south in Cornelian Bay there were 3 Red-throated Divers and a Common Scoter; in Peasholm Park a Redshank and a 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull and at the Open Air Theatre another Redshank.

At Hilla Green a Willow Tit, a Kingfisher, a Tawny Owl, a Goshawk, 4+ Common Buzzards and a Goldcrest and at Haygate in Dalby Forest 10 Bramblings, 2 Lesser Redpolls and 20 Siskins in the Larches near to the car park.

Finally today after a while with no reports the male Ring Ouzel was seen again in Brompton-by-Sawdon but this time it was in the sheep field by West End Farm 250 meters west of the church and in the churchyard there were 5 Hawfinches.

Lesser Black-backed Gull - Scalby Mills - Nick Addey
Nice comparison between adult Mediterranean Gull (left) and adult Black-headed Gull - Holbeck Car Park - Chris Bell

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