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: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190909

Spotted Flycatcher at Crook Ness - Nick Addey


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