Sunday, 21 July 2019

Sunday 21st July

Up to 25 Swifts, some Swallows, House and Sand Martins, plus 5 Lapwings were over Scalby Lodge Pond this morning. 8 Yellow Wagtails were in the field south-west of Seamer Tip, and a Yellow Wagtail and possibly 100 Swifts were seen at Long Lane in Seamer. A Red Kite was spotted from Dale End in Hutton Buscel this afternoon.

Swift over Scalby Lodge Pond - Terry Hobson


Saturday, 20 July 2019

Saturday 20th July

3 Yellow Wagtails, small groups of Yellowhammers, a Whitethroat and a Barn Owl wee seen at Wykeham South Lake this morning, while a Little Egret was with 10 Grey Herons at Johnson's Marsh. Small numbers of 9 species of waders were moving past Long Nab, including 7 Knot, 26 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling and 9 Whimbrel. Also passing were 248 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, 39 Teal, 82 Sandwich Terns and 71 Sand Martins. At Harwood Dale Lake there were 2 female Mandarins, one with a brood of 5 young and the other with a brood of 2+ young.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190720

Young swallows begging - Judi Kent Pyrah


Friday, 19 July 2019

Friday 19th July

Very little sightings in today - just a large flock of Swifts over the Oliver's Mount area this evening, and 2 (possibly 3) Willow Tits in Wrench Green this morning.

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker - Judi Kent Pyrah


Thursday, 18 July 2019

Thursday 18th July

Three Sandwich Terns were in the South bay early this morning. Passing Long Nab were 471 Common Scoter, 77 Teal, 2 Ringed Plover, a Turnstone, 12 Redshank, 4 Whimbrel, 5 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Arctic Terns and 2 Great Skuas. A small falcon (species uncertain) was again seen over Wykeham Lakes.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190718

Moorhen and chick - Chris Bell


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Wednesday 17th July

Early this morning a Cuckoo was seen at Long Nab, just inland from the entrance to Fields Farm. There was no further sign this morning of yesterday's Red-footed Falcon in the Ayton/Seamer area, but a small falcon was seen distantly over Wykeham Lakes twice in the afternoon. A Peregrine was spotted over The Flask Inn, and a Turtle Dove and  Sparrowhawk were near The Mill Inn. An adult Mediterranean Gull flew west over Garth End Road towards the fishing lakes. News late in of a Glossy Ibis photographed flying south over Seamer Tip Pool at 2 pm.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190717

Red-footed Falcon - Judi Kent Pyrah


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Tuesday 16th July

An Osprey dropped in to sit on a telegraph pole inland of Long Nab for 10 minutes early this morning, before leaving southwards over the sea. Also spotted briefly over the Long Nab ringing plantation was a Crossbill with an obvious wing bar - probably a Two-barred Crossbill. Also at the ringing plantation was a Willow Tit, and a Cuckoo flew south-west past Long Nab. A Turtle Dove was seen at Keasbeck Hill Farm, Harwood Dale, and 13 Mandarins were present on Harwood Dale Lake. 15 Common Crossbills, 2 family groups of Tree Pipits and a Lesser Redpoll were seen in Harwood Dale Forest. A family of 5 Yellow Wagtails were at the side of a bean field south-west of Seamer Tip. Also in the same field were a juvenile Reed Warbler, Sedge Warblers, a Whitethroat, Reed Buntings, and a Lesser Whitethroat, plus a Marbled White in the adjacent field. 3 juvenile Grey Wagtails were at Burton Riggs. A female Red-footed Falcon was spotted sitting on wires on Garth End Road in West Ayton late in the evening,before flying off towards Seamer.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190716

The Osprey at Long Nab- Nick Addey

Monday, 15 July 2019

Monday 15th July

Birds seen on an early morning visit to Dalby Forest north of Allerston included 6 Tree Pipits, 7 Yellowhammers, 2 Willow Tits, 4 Marsh Tits, 4 Crossbills, 3 Garden Warblers, 5 Blackcaps and 4 Bullfinches. A Minke whale was spotted about 2 miles offshore from Cloughton Wyke, heading north, and one was also seen nearly 2 hours later from Long Nab. 2 Arctic Skuas were seen off Marine Drive, and again from Long Nab, heading north. At Johnson's Marsh there was a flock of 100+ Swifts in the early afternoon. A Barn Owl was seen at Sawdon this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190715

Arctic Skuas - Stuart Baines

Kittiwake - Chris Bell

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Sunday 14th July

Not a lot of news in today. Highlights passing Long Nab this morning included Shelduck, Tufted Duck, Shag, Whimbrel and Mediterranean Gull. 4 juvenile Mandarin Ducks were on the pond in Wrench Green this evening. Two Crossbills near Cloughton.

Full counts from Long Nab: https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1074/20190714



Tree Pipit - Ben Hurst


Saturday, 13 July 2019

Saturday 13th July

At Seamer Tip Pool this morning there was a Tufted Duck with 8 ducklings, plus 40 Goldfinches. Highlights passing Long Nab northwards were a Wigeon, 68 Teal, 384 Common Scoter, 4 Whimbrel, 41 Curlew, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Great Skuas, a Mediterranean Gull and 2 Arctic Terns. A Tawny Owl was calling  at Seavegate Gill in Forge Valley.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190713

Chiffchaff - Judi Kent Pyrah


Friday, 12 July 2019

Friday 12th July

8 Herons and 15 recently hatched Mallard ducklings were on Johnson's Marsh this morning, and later in the day a Little Egret flew over. A single Whimbrel flew south past Long Nab on a quiet sea watch, while a 15 minute session at Scalby Mills turned up 5 Oystercatchers, 2 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull and 124 Gannets. A Quail was calling in a barley field adjacent to Malton Cote Farm this afternoon, and a male Redstart was seen in Hutton Buscel. A Hobby and a Kingfisher were spotted at Ellerburn Fish Farm, where there were also several Common Buzzards in the area.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190712

Male Redstart - Judi Kent Pyrah


Thursday, 11 July 2019

Thursday 11th July

Two Quail were heard calling early this morning between Great Moor Road and the south end of Beedale, and were still calling late in the evening. A Little Egret was at Scalby Mills again, and a single Teal was at Johnson's Marsh. An adult Cuckoo was in Hutton Buscel. Nightjars were seen from 10pm south of Highwood Brow, together with several Woodcock passes.

Cuckoo in Hutton Buscel - Judi Kent Pyrah


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Wednesday 10thJuly

Highlights past Long Nab this morning included 10 Teal, 224 Common Scoter, 6 Whimbrel, 2 Arctic Skuas and a Mediterranean Gull, plus 3 Yellow Wagtails present in the observatory field. A Little Egret was seen at Scalby Mills this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190710

Mediterranean Gull - Andy Hall


Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Tuesday 9th July

A Sooty Tern flew north past Long Nab this morning, seen by two observers, a new species for the Scarborough district. By allerting observers to the north it was also seen in Cleveland, Durham and Northumberland. It had originally been seen flying south at Flamborough Head. Again good numbers of Common Scoters moving north and small numbers of waders on the move. Mediterranean Gulls had increased to six at Holbeck (four adults and two second year birds). The adult Mediterranean Gull remains at Cayton village. A juvenile Stonechat was on the cliff tops at Long Nab.

Long Nab counts: https://www.trektellen.org/ count/view/1074/20190709

Sooty Tern - same bird photographed in Northumberland today (John Graham)



Monday, 8 July 2019

Monday 8th July

This morning's seawatch at Long Nab saw an increase in Common Scoters moving north towards their moult staging areas in Scotland, a total of 525. Also of interest a Blue Fulmar and continued Curlew movement. Three Peregrines over Cayton Village. Two Turtle Doves near the Mill Inn at Harwood Dale. A Red Kite flew south-west over Crossgates early afternoon. 30+ Swifts at Hutton Buscel was the largest gathering seen there this summer.

Long Nab counts: https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1074/20190708

Juvenile Peregrine in action today - Jo Bamfield

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Sunday 7th July

A summer plumage Mediterranean Gull was still hanging about in Cayton this morning. Highlights from Long Nab included a Balearic Shearwater, 195 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Great Skuas and 346 Puffins heading north, plus a Whimbrel and a Mediterranean Gull heading south. 3 Egyptian Geese were at Wykeham South Lake, and 4 adult Tufted Ducks, one with 8 young, were at Seamer Road Mere. At Scalby Mills there was a Little Egret on the rocks, plus 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 44 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Common Gulls, 12 Great Black-backed Gulls, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 300 Herring Gulls.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190707

Meadow Pipit - Andy Hall

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Saturday 6thJuly

A Minke Whale was spotted travelling north about 2 miles out from Long Nab this morning. A Glaucous Gull flew past southwards, and between the observation hut and Crook Ness there was a Little Egret feeding on the shore. During the morning a total of 90 Common Scoter, a Whimbrel, 37 Curlews and a Bar-tailed Godwit flew north. A Sedge Warbler was singing in Thornton Dale this afternoon, and 6 Black-tailed Godwits flew over Peasholm.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190706

Starling junior being fed - Chris Dalton

Jay - Dan Redfern

Friday, 5 July 2019

Friday 5th July

2 Turtle Doves were seen in Dalby Forest this morning in the Newclose Rigg area, plus 3 Willow Tit territories. At Wykeham Lakes there were 3 Egyptian Geese, a few Herring Gulls but little else. Despite the presence of lots of flowering thistles there were just a single Painted Lady and a pair of Emperor dragonflies. A family of 5+2 Curlews were seen on Seamer Meads.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190705

Pair of Barn Owls nesting in Brompton - Alison Tubbs


Thursday, 4 July 2019

Thursday 4th July

A Little Egret flew south west over Heron Lane early this morning, while at Seamer Tip pool there was a Little Grebe with a chick and a Reed Warbler feeding fledged young. Highlights from Long Nab include a Great Skua, a Mediterranean Gull, 20 Curlew (17 heading north and 3 south), a Great Crested Grebe, and 511 Swifts flying south. 3 Whinchats, a pair of Stonechats and 2 fledged juveniles, and a male Redstart were all seen on the Jugger Howe nature trail. 4 Teal and a Mandarin were at Harwood Dale Lake. A Hobby flew east over Crossgates, a Red Kite flew over the Mill Inn, and a Honey Buzzard was seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint. An adult Mediterranean Gull was in Holbeck car park and on Seamer Road mere there were a brood of Tufted Ducks.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190704

Yellow Wagtail - Chris Bell


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Wednesday 3rd July

Highlights from Long Nab this morning included an Arctic Skua and 60 Manx Shearwaters flying north and 2 Great Crested Grebes flying south. 2 Honey Buzzards were seen displaying from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint mid-morning. On moorland above May Beck there were a pair of Whinchats feeding 3 fledged young, 5 Crossbills, a Siskin, a Green Woodpecker, 3 Common Buzzards, and good numbers of juvenile Willow Warblers. A Little Egret was seen heading east over Crossgates, and an adult Mediterranean Gull was on the sea at Holbeck.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190703


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Tuesday 2nd July

Two Willow Tits were seen feeding in and around the Long Nab observatory 'garden' this morning before flying south along the cliff top. 3 Reed Warblers were spotted at the Taylor Way pool, and a Peregrine swooped over Seamer Tip pool. 2 Honey Buzzards were seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint and a Turtle Dove was at the Mill Inn. A Dipper was spotted from Scalby Mills pub this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190702

Kestrel - Chris Bell

Monday, 1 July 2019

Monday 1st July

Highlights from an early morning visit to Troutsdale Moor included 4 Tree Pipits and 2 Willow Tits. A pair of Little Ringed Plovers and a Little Egret were present at Wykeham South Lake, and 2 Little Egrets were also seen briefly at Cook House Pond before leaving towards Harwood Dale.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190701

House Martin - Phil Bennett

Young House Martins - Stuart Baines

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Sunday 30th June

A Quail was heard calling early this morning behind Starr Carr Farm. This afternoon a Hobby was spotted over Scarborough cricket ground.

House Sparrow feeding fledgling - Paul Malton


Saturday, 29 June 2019

Saturday 29th June

A dark male Honey Buzzard was seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint yesterday. This morning a Spotted Flycatcher was seen in the Moor Dyke area in the south-east corner of Wykeham Forest.

Spotted Flycatcher - Paul Malton
Swallow fledgling - Judi Kent Pyrah

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Thursday 27th June

What is happening? No sightings reported on the Whatsapp group for 3 days now! Yesterday's highlights from Long Nab included 138 Manx Shearwaters, 42 Common Scoter and 205 Puffins all heading north.

Full count from Long Nab yesterday here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190626

Sparrowhawk - Judi Kent Pyrah




Monday, 24 June 2019

Monday 24th June

On Saturday 2 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen about 1.5 miles out and moving slowly north past Long Nab. Also seen passing Long Nab were a Red-throated Diver heading north and an Arctic Tern going south, while a juvenile Stonechat was present near the observation hut.
On Sunday 2 Avocets flew south past Long Nab early in the morning.
Today there were 2 Little Egrets at Burton Riggs and 2 more at Johnson's Marsh. At Northstile Pool there was a Green Sandpiper, 4 Tufted Duck and a pair of Teal.

Full count from today at Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190624

Linnets - Lucy Hobkinson

Greenfinch - Rose Habberley



Friday 21st June

The juvenile Marine Drive Peregrine fledged early this morning. 3 Honey Buzzards were seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint and 710 Swifts flew south past Long Nab. A Cuckoo was in the hedge one field south of Crook Ness, and in the same area a Short-eared Owl was hunting over the oilseed rape fields. An Osprey was spotted over Hilla Green.

The Peregrine has fledged at Marine Drive - Joe Bamfield



Thursday, 20 June 2019

Thursday 20th June

The only report in today has once again been of Honey Buzzards seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint: 2 males and a female seen between 10:30 and noon.

Reed Warbler - Phil Bennett

Peregrine chick on Castle Headland - Kevin Groocock

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Wednesday 19th June

A Hobby was spotted flying west over Crossgates this morning. Four Honey Buzzards were reported from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint, and a Corn Bunting was heard singing this evening at Low Marishes.

Grey Wagtail - Rose Habberley




Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Tuesday 18th June

Not a lot of news in today. 5 Oystercatchers were seen at Taylor Way, and a Yellow Wagtail was on Starr Carr Lane. A Hobby flew west over Cayton/Folkton Road this afternoon.

Honey Buzzard south of Silpho - Andy Thompson


Monday, 17 June 2019

Monday 17th June

63 Swifts flew south over Knipe Point in 10 minutes early this morning, and at Long Nab 145 more were seen heading south later in the morning. A Hobby, a Red Kite, 2 Goshawks and 6 Common Buzzards were seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint, plus a distant Honey Buzzard displaying.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190617

Yellowhammer - Judi Kent Pyrah


Sunday, 16 June 2019

Sunday 16th June

Two or three Honey Buzzards were seen this morning from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint, including the pale male. A Marsh Tit was spotted at Burton Riggs, and a Reed Warbler and 4 pairs of Sedge Warblers were on the 'mounds' near Seamer Tip Pools. A Painted Lady was seen on Yedmandale Road in West Ayton, and at least 210 Swifts flew over Valley Road/Westwood Court this evening. 5 Sandwich Terns were in North Bay and a Lesser Black-backed Gull was in Peasholm Park.

Green Woodpecker - Rose Habberley

Swift - Mark Hepples

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Saturday 15th June

A Reed Warbler was present this morning between North Cliff Golf Course and the mini railway, and a Honey Buzzard was seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint. A Cuckoo was seen flying over Crossgates towards Seamer, and 2 Red Kites also flew over Crossgates heading north. A Hummingbird Hawkmoth plus several Painted Lady butterflies were in a garden by Westwood Close, on a Buddleia bush.

Swallow - Lucy Hobkinson

Friday, 14 June 2019

Friday 14th June

A very quiet couple of days. No reports in yesterday; today an adult Mediterranean Gull was seen at Oliver's Mount and 4 Turtle Doves were again present near the Mill Inn in Harwood Dale.

Jay in Forge Valley - Rose Habberley


Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Wednesday 12th June

A Great Skua flew north at Long Nab this morning, and a pair of Rock Pipits were feeding their young at Hundale Point. Early this evening a Hobby was spotted over Crossgates.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190612

Wren busy feeding its fledglings - Judi Kent Pyrah

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Tuesday 11th June

Rather little news in today. Highlights from Long Nab included 5 Eiders heading south and 28 Common Scoters heading north.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190611

Pied Wagtail - Judi Kent Pyrah

Monday, 10 June 2019

Monday 10th June

The Cetti's Warbler is still present, and singing occasionally, at Potter Brompton Carr. 4 Turtle Doves were seen at Malton Cote, and 9 Tufted Duck and a Coot were at Seamer Road Mere.

Peregrines at Castle Headland - Joe Bamfield

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Sunday 9th June

The pale male Honey Buzzard showed briefly a couple of times this morning at Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint. A drake Eider was seen off Marine Drive, and there was a Mediterranean Gull at Burton Riggs. At Seamer Road Mere there were a pair of Shovelers, 9 Tufted Duck and a Coot, as well as 3 recently fledged Great Spotted Woodpeckers. 8 or more Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted from Holbeck car park this evening. 4 Eider flew south past Scalby Mills, where there were 8 Grey Herons present, one of them a juvenile. There were 2 Little Egrets at Flotmanby Carr and 2+ Turtle Doves at the Mill Inn, Harwood Dale.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190609

Whitethroat - Nick Addey


Saturday, 8 June 2019

Saturday 8th June

Two Honey Buzzards were seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint early this morning. A Green Sandpiper was at Johnson's Marsh, and a very noisy Mediterranean Gull was near Raflatac on the Eastfield industrial estate. 140 Common Scoter and 47 Manx Shearwaters went past Long Nab through the morning, plus 14 Painted Lady butterflies. A Hobby was spotted over Crossgates, flying towards Seamer this afternoon, and a second calendar year Mediterranean Gull was at Scalby Mills. In Jackson's Bay there were 2 Ringed Plovers, 4 Turnstones and 21 Oystercatchers.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190608

Female Peregrine from the Castle Headland - Chris Bell



Friday, 7 June 2019

Friday 7th June

At Burton Riggs the Kingfishers have bred successfully and there was a juvenile Black-headed Gull there today. At Seamer Tip Pool there was a female Gadwall with 8 ducklings and Mute Swan with 7 cygnets. Highlights past Long Nab include 6 Shelduck, 57 Manx Shearwaters, a Blue Fulmar, a Curlew, 2 Great Skuas and 38 Puffins. 4 Turtle Doves were at the Mill Inn, another was near Givendale in Dalby Forest, and another 2 were on the road near Malton Cote Farm.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190607

Little Owl - Rose Habberley


Thursday, 6 June 2019

Thursday 6th June

The first post breeding juvenile Black-headed Gull was seen going south at Long Nab this morning. A Hobby, a Yellow Wagtail and a Buzzard were seen at Flotmanby on a survey of TA0080, and a Honey Buzzard was displaying behind Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint, south of the nursery. A Cuckoo was singing in Harwood Dale Forest; 2 singing Redstarts and a Spotted Flycatcher were seen in Scar Wood; 2 Turtle Doves were purring at The Mill Inn; and a female Mandarin was at Harwood Dale Lake. On Fylingdales Moor, Red Grouse could be seen from the layby at Low Moor (near the A171/B1416 junction).

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190606

Mute Swan family - Kevin Groocock


Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Wednesday 5th June

The Cetti's Warbler was still at Potter Brompton Carr this morning, where there was also a Kingfisher and a Spotted Flycatcher. Another Spotted Flycatcher plus 3 Garden Warblers and 2 Blackcaps were seen at Sutherbuff Rigg in Dalby Forest. Highlights from Long Nab this morning included 202 Manx Shearwaters and 233 Swifts, mostly going south, while a Little Egret flew past northwards. A pair of Shoveler were at Johnson's Marsh and a Fulmar was seen over Seamer Road Mere. A Honey Buzzard made a brief appearance at Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint, where there were also 2 Tree Pipits, 2 Crossbills, and Common Buzzards. The Quail was again singing south of Wykeham Grange Farm, and 2 more Quail were also heard singing on a survey of TA0078, where the other highlight was a flock of 74 Linnets.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190605

Young Green Woodpecker - Judi Kent Pyrah


Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Tuesday 4th June

4 Nightjars were heard churring last night at Ebberston Common Moor, while 3 purring Turtle Doves, a Cuckoo, a Willow Tit, Tree Pipits and Crossbills were detected on an early morning survey in Dalby Forest. A Common Sandpiper was present at Wykeham South Lake, a Willow Tit was at Burton Riggs, and a Yellow Wagtail was at Metes Lane in Seamer. A morning watch at Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint saw Goshawk, Crossbills, Siskins, Tree Pipits, Bullfinch, and an appearance from the pale Honey Buzzard, though it was not displaying. 36 Herring Gull and 22 Fulmar nests were found at Cloughton Wyke, plus 10 Herring Gull and 2 Fulmar nests at The Hundales. 72 Sand Martins also have nest holes at Cloughton Wyke. Late this morning an Osprey was spotted over the A64/B1258 junction near West Knapton. The Little Egret remains at Johnson's Marsh.

Full count fro Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190604

Pied Wagtail - Dan Redfern

Monday, 3 June 2019

Monday 3rd June

A Honey Buzzard was seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint at 8:00 this morning, and another (the pale male) showed briefly in the middle of the day. Also seen from there were a Red Kite and a Hobby. A Quail was once again heard singing south of Wykeham Grange Farm from in the barley field. 14 Sandwich Terns were feeding all morning in Cayton Bay; the Little Egret was still at Johnson's Marsh; and 2 Ringed Plovers flew north at Long Nab.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190603

The pale male Honey Buzzard - John Harwood


Sunday, 2 June 2019

Sunday 2nd June

Five Spoonbills flew north along the coast, initially seen over Filey and were watched to continue north into the Scarborough area. They were later seen in Northumberland. The Little Egret was still at Johnson's Marsh this morning, a Mediterranean Gull was in Cayton, and a Honey Buzzard was again displaying at Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint. A Quail was still calling south of Wykeham Grange Farm and another was calling near Boggle Hole.There were ten or more Yellowhammers on Limestone Road, Burniston, a Red Kite was seen over the A170 near Thornton Dale, and a Hobby flew in from the south-east at North Bay and flew on northwards. At Wykeham South Lake there were 2 Egyptian Geese, an Oystercatcher, and a Great Crested Grebe but little else, probably due to a lot of human activity. An adult Mediterranean Gull was seen over Taylor Way, and several bee orchids were reported to be by the first pond at Seamer Tip. A Turtle Dove was seen at Givendale Head and 6 were at the Mill Inn this evening. A Common Buzzard flew north over Peasholm mid-afternoon, and at least 140 Swifts were over the Valley Road area this evening. At Seamer Road Mere there were 10 Tufted Duck and a single Black-headed Gull.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190602

Turtle Dove near the Mill Inn - Stuart Baines