Monday, 9 April 2018

Friday 6th April 2018

On Johnson’s Marsh this morning a Little Grebe, 2 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck and a couple of Snipe and at Long Nab the highlights going south included 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Goosander 32 Meadow Pipits, 12 Goldfinches and 207 Linnets while 59 Common Gulls went north.

Ellerburn and Haygate produced 9 Common Buzzards, 4 Chiffchaffs, 5 Marsh Tits, 200+ Siskins and 28 Crossbills including 4 family groups and 9 juveniles and at Wilton Heights there were 150 Fieldfares, 60 Bramblings, 6 Common Buzzards and a single Swallow - the first in our area this year.

Also today a pair of Shelduck were on Cayton Carr; 2 male Blackcaps were on a garden feeder in Heron Lane, Crossgates; 2 White Wagtails with 19 Pied Wagtails in fields at Long Nab and at Scalby Mills just 19 Wigeon.

Blackcap - Crossgates - Mick Francis

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