The big surprise this morning was an adult Rose-coloured Starling seen briefly on some garden feeders in Londesborough Road at 09.20, incidentally the same garden hosted this same species last year. Perhaps a little more than just coincidence maybe this garden has some particular attraction for Rose-coloured Starlings, i.e. the feeders!!! A drake Teal was on Johnson’s Marsh; a Hobby was seen cruising around Scalby Beck before heading out over North Bay and a Great Skua flew north off Long Nab this evening. A Nightjar was heard churring around Wykeham Forest and was audible from Wrench Green.
A report of a male Red-backed Shrike on Facebook seen between Cloughton Wyke and Heyburn Wyke this afternoon, it was apparently feeding from a pile of brush cuttings by a dry stone wall and was rumoured to have been photographed. So far no further information has been received.