Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Friday 4th May 2018

A White Wagtail started the day on the putting green by the clock tower on South Cliff and 2 Wheatears were on the rocks at Holbeck.

Movement south along the cliffs between Scalby Mills and Crook Ness today included 27 flava Wagtails (plus 5 north), 78 Swallows (plus 36 north), a Wheatear and 104 Linnets; at Long Nab this morning there were 6 Wheatears and a Sedge Warbler, a second Sedge Warbler was singing in Pipe Gully and another Wheatear was on Scalby Nab. This evening the Wheatear count at Long Nab had increased to 9 and there was also a Golden Plover in the fields there.

The Little Ringed Plover was still on the flooded field by the Cayton Bowling Club; a Cuckoo was on Fylingdales Moor; near Hackness there were displaying Lapwings, 2 pairs of Mandarin Ducks, 2 Garden Warblers, 6 Willow Warblers and a Lesser Whitethroat; on Castle Headland there were 5 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 Blackcaps and finally today a Barn Owl was on Thornton Carrs.

Whitethroat - Hutton Buscel - Alan M Hunt

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