Saturday, 7 April 2018

Thursday 5th April 2018

This morning at Long Nab there were now 4 Wheatears in the field north of the Obs and 2 Chiffchaffs in the long hedge/cover crop.

Around Wrench Green and Wykeham Forest edge we had 4 Crossbills, 4 Brambling, 5 Chiffchaffs, 4 Bullfinches, 2 Common Buzzards, 3 Linnets, 2 Mandarin Ducks, a Lapwing, 3 Treecreepers and 2 Grey Wagtails.

In the Hilla Green area reports included 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Sparrowhawks, a pair of Mandarin Ducks, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Jays, 2 Bullfinches, a Greenfinch and a Chiffchaff.

At Wykeham South Lake today 11 Shoveler, 60 Wigeon, a pair of Pintail, 4 Egyptian Geese, a Goosander, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 22 Cormorants, 4 Oystercatchers, a Curlew, 8 Common Buzzards and a Stonechat and on Johnson’s Marsh around midday a Shelduck, 23 Teal, 4 Tufted Ducks, an Oystercatcher and 32 Redshanks.

Other sightings in the area included 2 Red Kites over Barmoor Lane at 11.40; a female Black Redstart on the rough ground at the back of the Corporation Depot on Dean Road; a singing Chiffchaff at Crook Ness; a Little Egret and 18 Curlew on Cayton Carr; 2 Little Owls on Thornton Carrs; 2 Mediterranean Gulls at Holbeck Car Park and a Green Woodpecker was heard in the wood behind Cayton Bay.

Black Redstart - behind Corporation Depot, Dean Road - Paul James

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