Thursday, 19 September 2019

Thursday 19th September

A Garganey was seen feeding with a single Teal at the south end of Seamer Road Mere today. Also at the mere were 70 Mute Swans, a Little Grebe, 52 Moorhens, a Coot, 27 Mallard, and a Kingfisher, while at Wykeham South Lake there were 2 Egyptian Geese, a Gadwall, 3 Great Crested Grebes and 22 Coot. 4 Sandwich Terns and 5 Ringed Plover were at Scalby Mills, and an adult Little Gull was feeding in North Bay.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Juvenile Little Grebe - Rose Habberley

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Wednesday 18th September

A day of Bottlenose Dolphins - beginning with a single individual seen off Marine Drive, followed by many sightings of several groups of 8 to 14+ individuals, mostly moving north. The Red-crested Pochard remains at Seamer Tip Pool, where there was also a Great Spotted Woodpecker, and a Blackcap was spotted at Burton Riggs. A juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 4 Sooty Shearwaters and a Balearic Shearwater flew north past Long Nab, and a Great Northern Diver flew south. Other highlights from Long Nab include 16 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a Pintail, 90 Red-throated Divers (75 of them going south), a Mediterranean Gull, 17 Arctic Skuas and 24 Bottlenose Dolphins. A single Pink-footed Goose was at Harwood Dale Lake this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Chiffchaff - Thomas Jolliffe

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Tuesday 17th September

60 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying south over Crossgates early this afternoon. The main highlights fro Long Nab were 4 Bottlenose Dolphins passing by southwards, and a Long-tailed Skua which spent about 5 minutes in front of the observation hut and even settled on the sea for a while.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Snipe - Chris Bull

Monday, 16 September 2019

Monday 16th September

A Red-crested Pochard and a Snipe were seen on Seamer Tip Pool this morning, and a Bar-tailed Godwit was in Cayton Bay this afternoon. Also this afternoon a juvenile Marsh Harrier flew south over the sea past Long Nab, about 1km out. A Minke Whale was seen from Long Nab on two occasions in the early evening, initially 3-4 miles out, and later about 2.5 miles out. Also passing Long Nab were 5 Sooty Shearwaters heading north, and a Whimbrel and a Greenshank heading south. 2 Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted heading north off Marine Drive.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Red-crested Pochard - Chris Bull

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sunday 15th September

A Kingfisher was seen on the Taylor Way pool this morning. A Little Egret and a Wigeon were on Seamer Tip Pool, while 10 Curlew and another Little Egret were on Seamer Mead/Starr Carr. 2 Spotted Flycatchers were in Falsgrave Park.

Grey Wagtail - Ian Mennell

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Saturday 14th September

Highlights passing Long Nab this morning included: a Sooty Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 2 Greenshank heading north; 2 Arctic Skuas, 12 Red-throated Divers, a Mediterranean Gull, a Whimbrel and 4 Shelduck heading south. 3 Whinchats were present nearby. This afternoon a Ruff and a Red Kite were both seen flying south over Crossgates, and a Kingfisher was behind the Open Air Theatre. Approximately 10 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen in Gristhorpe Bay, swimming swiftly north, and were then spotted again in Cayton Bay.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Bar-tailed Godwit - Steve Race

Friday, 13 September 2019

Friday 13th September

The Ruff was again at Johnson's Marsh early this morning, but had left by 9:00 when 26 Teal were present, and later 2 Wigeon were present. A Crane was spotted initially in fields in Cloughton and later in the field north of Fields Farm near Long Nab. 80 Lapwings were seen over Howdale Moor, and 3 Greenland Wheatears on Jugger Howe Moor. A Mediterranean Gull flew south at Long Nab, where there were 3 Whinchats near the cover crop and a Stonechat south of the observation hut. 6 Buzzards were seen circling over Crossgates for 10 minutes this afternoon, and 52 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Thornton Dale. Between Scalby Mills and Cromer Point there were 7 Wheatears and 130 Great Black-backed Gulls. In Jackson's Bay there were 197 Oystercatchers, 7 Ringed Plovers, a Sanderling, 54 Turnstones (one colour-ringed), 7 Dunlin, 22 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 22 Curlew and 3 Whimbrel (flying south). A Bottlenose Dolphin was seen off Marine Drive, then another was seen off Scalby Mills heading south, and finally a total of 6 were seen heading south round the Castle Headland.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Wheatear on North Bay - Melanie Pearl

Turtle Dove Project art exhibitions Saturday 5th October

Alan Hunt

Darren Woodhead

The North Yorkshire Turtle Dove Project currently have two unique art exhibitions running side by side. At Danby Inspired by gallery (NP Moors Centre) and Dalby Forest Visitor Centre. If you haven’t checked them out yet you’re missing a great day out! Why not do both in a day. The Danby exhibition is formal art by some of the best wildlife artists including Darren Woodhead and Alan Hunt. The Dalby exhibition has more formal art, sculpture and a fabulous display of doodles donated by celebrities to raise funds for our project including Chris Packham, Bill Oddie, Claudia Winkelman and Derek Jacobi

At the reception there will be two talks by Alan Hunt and Darren Woodhead two of the best wildlife artists in the world

To book for the reception please follow this link, places limited so act fast!

We need to spread the word far and wide about our exhibitions so please tell your friends. To see all our doodles and bid on them look on E-bay and write in the search ‘Doodle a Dove for Turtle Dove Conservation’ and you will see all of the doodles

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Thursday 12th September

2 Great Egrets flew south over the sea at Long Nab this morning. Other sightings there through the day included a Ruff, 7 Swifts, 3731 Meadow Pipits, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Greenland Wheatear, 557 Linnets and 102 Goldfinches all heading south, while 4 Whinchats and a Stonechat were in the cover crop nearby. A juvenile Ruff was at Johnson's Marsh and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits were in North Bay this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Female Sparrowhawk - Pauline Dent

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Wednesday 11th September

The main highlight at Long Nab today was the huge number of House Martins moving south - 3870! Also heading past southwards were 4 Sand Martins, 230 Swallows, 426 Meadow Pipits, 2 Swifts and a Red Kite, while 2 Whinchats were still present in the area. An adult and a juvenile Turtle Dove were in Burniston.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Little Egrets at Seamer Tip Pool yesterday - Chris Bull

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Tuesday 10th September

3 Marsh Tits were present at Burton Riggs today, and at the New Dyke, Seamer Tip there was a Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Willow Tit, a Chiffchaff and a Swift. In Jackson's Bay there were 5 Bar-tailed Godwits (one of them ringed), 10 Oystercatchers, a Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, a Turnstone, 2 Curlew, a Wheatear, a Peregrine and 23 Teal. Early this afternoon 9+ Bottlenose Dolphins were seen passing Long Nab, heading south towards North Bay, and a further 10 were seen a little later, also heading south. 2 Little Egrets were briefly at Seamer Tip Pool, 30 Teal and 15 Herons were at Johnson's Marsh, and a Turtle Dove remains at Burniston. In the afternoon 2 Whinchats and 3 Wheatears were present at Long Nab, while a Great Northern Diver and a Greenshank flew past southwards and 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew by heading north.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Chiffchaff singing near Long Nab - Terry Hobson

Monday, 9 September 2019

Monday 9th September

A Lapland Bunting flew in off the sea at Hundale this morning before continuing on southwards, and a Hobby was seen flying south at Crook Ness. 2 Goosanders flew east over Crossgates mid-morning, while at Crook Ness there was a Kingfisher on the beach, 30 Chaffinches flew in off the sea, a Buzzard flew south over the car park, and 2 Stonechats were on the cliff 200m north of the car park. A Wheatear was behind the Long Nab observatory. At Holbeck there were 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls, one of them the regularly seen 6 year old Polish bird with a red ring PNN5 on the right leg and a metal ring on the left. A Spotted Flycatcher was at Crook Ness in the early afternoon. Passing Long Nab were: a Marsh Harrier north, and a Great Northern Diver and 483 Meadow Pipits south. At Johnson's Marsh there were 21 Moorhens, 12 Herons and 10 Teal, while 13 Teal and 2 Red-throated Divers were seen at the southern end of South Bay. A Red Kite was spotted between Yedingham and the A64.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Spotted Flycatcher at Crook Ness - Nick Addey

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Sunday 8th September

11 Sandwich Terns, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 22 Turnstones and 6 Dunlin were at Jackson's Bay this morning. A Pied Flycatcher was seen in sycamores near Cliff Top House, Long Nab at midday, and was still present late afternoon. A Dunlin and a Snipe were at Johnson's Marsh this afternoon, and a Greenshank was in Burniston Bay. Lots of birds were seen passing Long Nab during the day's seawatch, including: 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 465 Teal, 30 Wigeon, a Shoveler, 320 Common Scoter, 5 Pintail, 7 Sooty Shearwaters, 4 Balearic Shearwaters, 102 Manx Shearwaters, 588 Fulmars, a Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Great Northern Divers and 38 Red-throated Divers.

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Pied Flycatcher - Nick Addey

Curlew at Long Nab - Nick Addey

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Saturday 7th September

A Wigeon, a Green Sandpiper and a Snipe were seen at Johnson's Marsh this morning, and 13 Gadwall were at Seamer Tip Pool. Highlights passing Long Nab included a Balearic Shearwater, a Sooty Shearwater, 7 Pintail, 4 Brent Geese (one of them Pale-bellied), 40 Arctic Terns and a Mediterranean Gull.

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Cormorant on the harbour slipway- Mark Hepples

Friday, 6 September 2019

Friday 6th September

150+ Swallows and a Swift were seen over the Castle Headland today, and 3 Whinchats and 3 Wheatears were in the Scalby Lodge Pond area. At Jackson's Bay this evening there were 2 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plovers and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, while another 4 Bar-tailed Godwits were at Scalby Mills. At Johnson's Marsh there were 12 Teal, a Snipe, a Green Sandpiper and 2 Wigeon.

Whinchat - Terry Hobson

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Thursday 5th September

Highlights passing Long Nab this morning were 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 16 Manx Shearwaters, 16 Arctic Skuas, 5 Great Skuas and 2 Purple Sandpipers, while 2 Whinchats and 8 Whitethroats were present in the area. A Snipe, a Green Sandpiper and a juvenile Ruff were at Johnson's Marsh. In Jackson's Bay there were about 30 Oystercatchers, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 10 Sanderlings, 4 Ringed Plovers and 2 Dunlin.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Great Black-backed Gull - Rose Habberley

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Wednesday 4th September

Early this morning 2 Minke Whales were seen heading north, about 2.5 miles off Long Nab. 64 Pink-footed Geese were seen from Holbeck, heading south, and 10 Mediterranean Gulls were in South Bay (8 adults and 2 first calendar year birds). At Ravenscar this afternoon there were 400 plus Swallows, 70 plus House Martins, 17 Sand Martins, a Willow Warbler, 96 Linnets and 67 Goldfinches, while a female Merlin was spotted at Stoupe Brow. 2 Bar-tailed Godwits were in North Bay, one of them with colour rings (ringed in Norway). A Snipe, 8 Teal, 11 Wigeon and 15 Moorhens were at Johnson's Marsh, and a Shoveler was on Harwood Dale Lake. A Turtle Dove was in Burniston and 5 Swifts were seen heading south over Dean Road this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Bar-tailed Godwit - Andy Hall

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tuesday 3rd September

52 Wheatears were in the fields at Long Nab today, and a Whinchat was near the car park. Highlights passing Long Nab included a Marsh Harrier, a Black Tern, a Green Sandpiper, a Greenshank and a Mediterranean Gull. 2 more Wheatears were seen on Marine Drive, and 2 Swifts were at Scalby Mills. In Jackson's Bay this evening there were 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plovers.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Dunlin - Andy Hall

Monday, 2 September 2019

Monday 2nd September

2 Egyptian Geese were at Wykeham South Lake this morning. 32 Pink-footed Geese flew high south over Crossgates, and a bit later another 56 flew high south over Long Nab. 4 Willow Tits and 3 Marsh Tits were detected along the river between Hackness and Hilla Green. A Whinchat, 7 Wheatears and 2 Goldcrests were at Long Nab, where some of the highlights of the seawatch included a Black Tern going north, and 4 Arctic Terns, 10 Manx Shearwaters, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrel and 8 Swifts all going south. 2 Wigeon, 13 Teal and a Snipe were at Johnson's Marsh, and 5 Dunlin were in North Bay. This evening 3 Curlew flew over Osgoodby, while at Scalby Mills there were 25 Turnstones, 7 Sandwich Terns 3 Ringed Plovers and a Wheatear.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Peregrine on Marine Drive - Steve Clipperton

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Sunday 1st September

A Wheatear, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats and 10 Swallows were seen heading south near Crook Ness this morning. A Lesser Whitethroat and a Blackcap were at Burton Riggs, 40 Tree Sparrows were at Metes Lane, and a Mink was in a dyke at Star Carr. In Jackson's Bay there was a Sanderling, 2 Knot, a Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits. Highlights from this morning's pelagic were two first calendar year Caspian Gulls , 3 Manx Shearwaters, a Great Skua, a Puffin, 3 Teal, 3 Common Scoter, 2 Ringed Plover flying south, 2 Meadow Pipits flying west, and a Wheatear 2 miles out. This afternoon an Osprey flew south along the cliffs at Long Nab, and a Ringtail Hen Harrier flew in off the sea in Cornelian Bay, where there was also a Little Grebe and a Common Sandpiper. A third calendar year Mediterranean Gull and 6 Tufted Duck were seen at Seamer Road Mere, plus 3 swifts ahead of the storm. At Castle Hill there were 3 Wheatears, 50 Goldfinches and a Clouded Yellow butterfly. 22 Turnstones were in the harbour and 4 Swifts flew over the Old Town. Near the Long Nab observation hut this afternoon were 3 Wheatears and 7 Rock Pipits. 2 Wigeon and 9 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh.

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Caspian Gull - Matthew Binns

Fulmar - Chris Bell

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Saturday 31st August

A Minke Whale was seen about 2.5 miles out off Long Nab early this morning. Other highlights passing Long Nab through the morning were 6 Wigeon, 2 Red-throated Divers, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 13 Knot, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel and a Swift, while 2 Sedge Warblers were present and 700 Herring Gulls were feeding in the fields nearby. In Jackson's Bay there was a Knot, a Dunlin, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Turnstones, 11 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover and 160 Black-headed Gulls. 14 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh, and an Avocet was in Cloughton on a pool off Newlands lane. 9 Mediterranean Gulls were in South Bay (5 adults, 3 first calendar year and one second calendar year). A Nightjar was rescued from a factory.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Sedge Warbler - Chris Bell

Friday 30th August

A Tree Pipit was seen on Metes Lane, Seamer this morning. 128 Oystercatchers, 6 Ringed Plovers, a Ruff, a Whimbrel, a Bar-tailed Godwit and a Stonechat were seen between Jackson's Bay and Cromer Point this afternoon. One Turtle Dove was still in Burniston.

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Female Blackcap - Rose Habberley

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Thursday 29th August

A Spotted Flycatcher was again seen in Wrench Green this morning. A Honey Buzzard flew south-east over Crossgates, and 2 Shovelers were on Seamer Tip pool. 2 Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted in South Bay, heading southwards. Highlights from Long Nab included 7 Whinchats, a Stonechat, and 3 Ruff which flew in before exiting to the south-west. At Wykeham South Lake this afternoon there were: 2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Teal, 22 Coot, a Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfishers and 6 Marsh Tits.

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Lesser Black-backed Gull - Rose Habberley

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Wednesday 28th August

3 Green Sandpipers were at Johnson's Marsh today, while 7 Whinchats, 9 Wheatears and a Stonechat were at Long Nab. At Wykeham South Lake there were 2 Ringed Plovers.

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Ringed Plover at Wykeham South Lake - Judi Kent Pyrah

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Tuesday 27th August

A Red Kite was seen circling over Cloughton this morning, and a Tree Pipit went south at Long Nab. A single Wigeon was at Johnson's Marsh, and 2 Common Sandpipers were at the East Pier.  17 Whimbrel were seen heading south and 47 Teal heading north at Long Nab. An influx of migrants at there included two Pied Flycatchers at Cliff Top House, 8 Whinchats, 2 Stonechats and 3 Wheatears. A Swift flew south over Woodall Avenue, and a Hobby flew south over Harwood Dale ponds. A Shoveler was at Seamer Tip pool and a Whinchat was seen at New Dike, Seamer Tip. 4 Gadwall and a Teal flew over Seamer Mead, and a Marsh Harrier was eating a rabbit in the bean field off Metes Lane, Seamer. A Sparrowhawk was spotted over North Bay beach, a Whinchat and a Wheatear were seen at Ravenscar, and a Whinchat was seen at South Cliff. In Wrench Green there were 2 Willow Tits, and 22 Teal on Northstile pool. At Long Nab this afternoon 2 Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted 1.5 - 2 miles out, moving north, and a juvenile Hen Harrier was seen flying south about 1km out.  2 Turtle Doves were in Broxa village this evening.

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Whinchat - Mick Francis

Monday, 26 August 2019

Monday 26th August

A Green Sandpiper and a Redshank were spotted flying inland over Dean Road this morning. Highlights from Long Nab this afternoon included a Spotted Flycatcher and a Whinchat, plus 2 Wigeon flying south and 2 Bottlenose Dophins moving north. 12 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh and 3 Swifts were seen over Eastfield.  Large numbers of gulls (over 6000) were seen coming in to roost this evening at Burton Riggs, Scarborough Tip and Crossgates, including 1,600 Black-headed and 100+ juvenile Lesser Black-backed. Also on the move in the area were more than 350 House Martins and 70 Swallows heading south.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Fulmar - Martyn Jones

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Sunday 25th August

A Honey-Buzzard was observed flying NW between Muston and Folkton at 3pm. An Osprey was seen at Selley ridge lake. Seen on a trip on the Becca-Marie this morning: 2+ Minke Whales, 5 Harbour Porpoises, 3 Grey Seals, 5 Manx Shearwaters, 20+ Fulmars, an Arctic Skua, 2 sightings of a Great Skua, 31 Knot, 4 Dunlin, a Puffin, a Razorbill, a Guillemot, a Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Terns, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, and several Painted Lady butterflies up to 7 miles out. 3+ Whinchats and 3+ Stonechats were seen on Jugger Howe Moor, and 3 Whinchats were also at Scalby Lodge small pool. 2 Green Sandpipers flew south at Long Nab, and 200 Goldfinches were at Seamer Mead.A Tawny Owl was in the bushes on the north side of Seamer Tip, where the Tip's one pair of Red-legged Partridges were seen sitting dangerously exposed on the apex.

Wheatear - David Caulfield

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Saturday 24th August

A Garden Warbler was in Falsgrave Park early this morning. Present at Long Nab were 2 Whinchats, a Stonechat, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 11 Willow Warblers, 14 Whitethroats, a Blackcap and a Greenshank, while a Red-throated Diver flew past south. A Honey Buzzard was seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Long-tailed Tit - Paul Malton

Friday 23rd August

A juvenile Marsh Harrier flew north at Long Nab early this morning. Other highlights from there were a Grey Plover, 4 Whimbrel and 102 Common Terns going north, and a Whimbrel and 253 Swallows heading south. A flock of 450+ Linnets were near Crook Ness. At Johnson's Marsh there were 5 Teal, 70 Canada Geese, and a hybrid Canada x Greylag Goose. All 3 Peregrines were present on the Castle headland, where 9 Redshank were seen flying past northwards and a Common Tern south. This afternoon a Hobby was seen chasing through a gathering of swifts and Hirundines before flying north over Crossgates.

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House Martins - Judi Kent Pyrah

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Thursday 22nd August

An Osprey flew north along the cliffs at Long Nab this morning, and 3 Minke Whales were seen about 3 miles out, also moving north. Other highlights passing Long Nab were 11 species of wader, including a Ruff going south, plus 337 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 5 Shelduck and a Tufted Duck, while 3 Wheatears were present on the cliff. 100+ Tree Sparrows were having a party on Metes Lane, Seamer.

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Nuthatch in Forge Valley - David Caulfield

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Wednesday 21st August

This morning's highlights passing Long Nab include 2 Goosanders, 6 Whimbrel, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Greenshank, and 25 Knot. 2 Wheatears were by the observatory. A total of at least 8 Spotted Flycatchers were seen in Wykeham Forest this afternoon, as well as 3 Crossbills.

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Wheatear and Rock Pipit at Long Nab - Nick Addey

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Tuesday 20th August

Early this morning a Spotted Flycatcher was in the hedge running inland from the Long Nab car park, and 5+ Willow Warblers were seen at Crook Ness. Just after 9am 4+ Minke Whales were feeding 2 miles ENE of Long Nab, 2 of which were still present 40 minutes later, and were finally last sighted at 10:20. Other highlights from Long Nab included 5 Whimbrel, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Greenshank, and 3 Arctic Skuas all passing by, a Common Sandpiper on the rocks, and a Willow Tit still in the area. 2 Whinchats, a Wheatear and 2 Common Whitethroats were at Hundales, just north of Long Nab, and at midday a Marsh Harrier flew west over Burton Riggs. This afternoon a Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk and Crossbills were seen in Dalby Forest, while at Scalby Mills there were 11 Turnstone, a Dunlin, 9 Common Terns and a juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull. This evening 20 Swifts were over Staxton, and 20 to 25 passed over Scarborough College and Oliver's Mount.

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Juvenile Whinchat - Paul Tozer

Monday, 19 August 2019

Monday 19th August

Early this morning a Whinchat was by Cliff Top House, Long Nab, while in the afternoon a Wheatear was in the same area and 6 Wigeon flew north. 2 Ospreys were at Housedale in Dalby Forest this evening. One went to roost at Flainsey Rigg while the other drifted towards Givendale. Also in the same area was a Green Woodpecker, and 5 Turtle Doves were behind Givendale Farm. At Ellerburn fish farm there were 4 Grey Wagtails and a Kingfisher, while a Hobby was seen chasing House Martins.

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Common Tern - Steve Routledge

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Sunday 18th August

A ring-tailed Hen Harrier, 3 Buzzards and 2 Kestrels were seen around Seamer Tip this morning, the Harrier flying off north. 40 Tree Sparrows were among the bean crop by Metes Lane. Today's pelagic trip was rather quiet - the main birds seen were 2 Great Skuas, an Arctic Tern, 8+ Common Terns, an adult and 2 juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Puffins, 43 Teal heading north, a Tufted Duck going south and a Swift 2 miles out. 40 plus Swifts were over Merry Leas Farm next to the River Hertford on the A64. An injured Marsh Harrier was picked up at Hutton Buscel.

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Red Kite - Judi Kent Pyrah

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Saturday 17th August

Early this morning 2 Willow Tits were seen in Wrench Green and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull flew north past Long Nab. In the middle of the day a Merlin was seen hunting over Jackson's Bay/Scalby Lodge, a Ringed Plover was in Jackson's Bay, 3 Reed Buntings were at Cromer Point pond, and a Hobby flew over Peasholm. Spotted from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint were: a Honey Buzzard, about 12 Common Buzzards, 2 Peregrines, a female Goshawk and a juvenile Kestrel. A Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Whimbrel and 2 Golden Plover flew south past Long Nab, while 2 Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua flew north. At Scalby Mills this evening there were 85 Black-headed Gulls, an adult Mediterranean Gull and 2 juvenile Grey Wagtails. 17 Swifts were feeding over the Old Town.

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Castle Headland Peregrine - Joe Bamfield

Friday, 16 August 2019

Friday 16th August

74 Mallard were at Burton Riggs this morning, where a Grey Plover flew over, calling. A juvenile Reed Warbler was seen at Seamer Tip pool. This evening 2 Turtle Doves were seen flying south at Cloughton. A Shag was in the harbour and 4 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh.

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Redshank - Rose Habberley

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Thursday 15th August

A Buzzard and 3 Swifts were seen over Jugger Howe early this afternoon. 15 Grey Herons were at Johnson's Marsh, and 11 Common Terns flew past Long Nab. A Turtle Dove was at the Mill Inn, and a Barn Owl was seen at Scalby sewage farm.

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Wren - Rose Habberley

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Wednesday 14th August

Sandwich Terns and a Curlew were at Scalby Mills this morning, plus 4 Whimbrel which flew off south. A Whinchat was spotted at Harwood Dale Lake, and a Cuckoo at Bent Rigg Lane, Ravenscar. 9 Swifts were over Garfield Road this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Juvenile Sparrowhawk - Judi Kent Pyrah

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Tuesday 13th August

A Wood Warbler was seen in a tit flock at Newlands Dale. At Long Nab: Early this morning a Whinchat was present at Crook Ness car park, a Wheatear was near Fields Farm, and small numbers of Willow Warblers were in the area. Later in the morning 5 Goosanders, a Porpoise and a Bottlenose Dolphin were all seen heading north. In the early evening there were 2 Wheatears, a Stonechat, 12+ Willow Warblers and 9 Yellow Wagtails present. A flock of about 60 Linnets plus a number of Yellowhammers and Chaffinches was seen in a field on the way to Wykeham South Lake, where there were 5 Egyptian Geese. A large falcon, probably the escaped Saker hybrid, was seen being mobbed by a Kestrel at Standing Stones Rigg near Cloughton, where there was also a Crossbill, a Redstart and a Spotted Flycatcher. At least 27 Swifts were over Valley Road this evening.

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Whinchat - Nick Addey

Monday, 12 August 2019

Monday 12th August

Early this morning 6 Swifts were seen at Queens Parade, and 2 Dippers, 2 Grey Wagtails and a Kingfisher were on the river in Wrench Green. 3 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua, 4 Arctic Terns and 65 Sandwich Terns passed by Long Nab. In the early afternoon a Wood Sandpiper was at Johnson's Marsh for a short time. A juvenile female Merlin was seen heading south along the cliffs past Long Nab, where it was set upon by a local Kestrel.

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Barn Owl - Rose Habberley

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Sunday 11th August

A Kingfisher was seen at Scalby Mills this morning, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was following a crab boat off Long Nab, and 2 Golden Plovers flew north over Crossgates. This afternoon a Common Buzzard flew south-west over Peasholm and an Eider was on the sea off Long Nab. A juvenile Great Crested Grebe was in Cornelian Bay and 9 Sandwich Terns were feeding in Cayton Bay. At Northstile pool there were 3 Green Sandpipers and clouds of House Martins feeding overhead. The family of 4+ Spotted Flycatchers (at least 2 juveniles being fed by parents) are still around the Cockrah Foot area of Wrench Green.

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Juvenile Blackcap - Judi Kent Pyrah

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Saturday 10th August

Lots of Bottlenose Dolphins seen today - 5 pods of between 5 and 9+ individuals seen through the morning from Long Nab. 48 Knot, and 4 Whimbrel flew south past Long Nab. 2 Grey Partridges were spotted on Osgoodby Lane and a Yellow Wagtail flew over Whin Bank. Early in the afternoon 10 Sandwich Terns were seen feeding in North Bay opposite the site of the former Albert Cafe, joined a bit later by 2 Arctic Terns.

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Mallard mum keeping an eye on the kids in the pool - Judi Kent Pyrah

Bottlenose Dolphin - Stuart Baines

Friday, 9 August 2019

Friday 9th August

Early this morning a pod of 15+ Bottlenose Dolphins was spotted moving south past Long Nab. A Great Skua was seen off Marine Drive, heading south. Highlights from the seawatch at Long Nab, through the day up to 15:10, included 519 Knot (a record number), a Black-tailed Godwit, a Greenshank, 27 Turnstone, a Mediterranean Gull, a Yellow-legged Gull and a Merlin.

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Young Tree Sparrows - Judi Kent Pyrah

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Thursday 8th August

A Marsh Harrier was seen over a harvested field west of Wilton early this morning. Kingfishers were present at both Taylor Way and Seamer Tip pools. 15 Mistle Thrushes were in the fields below Seamer Tip pool, and 2 Green Sandpipers were in the ditch on the east side of Seamer Tip. 3 pairs of Stonechats and 4+ juveniles were seen on Fylingdales Moor. In Wrench Green there was a family of 3+ Spotted Flycatchers including a juvenile being fed by a parent. The Wood Sandpiper is still at Northstile pool, along with 4 Teal, a female Mandarin, 2 Grey Wagtails, a Heron, Moorhens and Mallards. 3 Egyptian Geese and 13 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were on Wykeham South Lake, while on the fishing lake there were 4 Kingfishers, 2 pairs of Little Grebes with chicks, 4 pairs of Coots and a Common Sandpiper. At least 11 Swifts were still over Valley Road this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Oystercatcher at Scalby Mills - Rose Habberley

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Wednesday 7th August

The morning's seawatch at Long Nab was fairly slow with small numbers of waders of  8 species seen on the move. 17 Yellow Wagtails, 10 Willow Warblers and a Willow Tit were present in the area. 4 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh.

Full count from Long Nab here:

No rest for hard-working Swallow parents - Chris Bell

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Tuesday 6th August

A Kingfisher was at Scalby Mills early this morning. Highlights from Long Nab include 6 Knot, a Whimbrel, a Great Skua, a Mediterranean Gull, an Arctic Tern and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits. A Hobby flew east over Crossgates early in the afternoon. 100+ Swallows were feeding over the bean field by Metes Lane, Seamer, where there was also a Sedge Warbler, a Whitethroat, a few Reed Buntings, Goldfinches and Linnets. Swifts were also plentiful in the area.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Little Grebe and young at Brompton - Chris Bell