It was all fairly quiet up at Long Nab this morning apart from a single Manx Shearwater heading north, the first of the year, and in the afternoon a Blackcap in the top plantation and a Whimbrel on the rocks below the Obs were the highlights.
Chiffchaffs have begun to arrive with 2 at Burton Riggs, one on the Scalby to Burniston cinder track and 2 at The Mere where there was also a Pink-footed Goose, a Teal, 38 Tufted Duck and 6 Goosanders.
At Wykeham Raptor View Point the birds of prey included a Red Kite, 4 Goshawks, 6 Common Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks and 2 Kestrels; 41 Mute Swans were grazing in fields at Ings Farn, West Knapton and at Scalby Mills there were 388 Wigeon and 48 Redshanks.
|Little Owl - Hutton Buscel - Jan & Gary Powell|
|Peregrine - Castle Cliffs - Andy Hall|
|Pink-footed Goose - The Mere - Chris Bell|