Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Tuesday 15th October

A Ring Ouzel has been seen over the last 3 days in a garden in the Newby area, and another was seen  on a roof this morning at Knipe Point before flying off north. A Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest were at Heron Lane, and a Jay was near Dean's Garden Centre. 120 Pink-footed Geese were seen heading south over Hutton Buscel this afternoon, and at Wykeham South Lake there were 6 Great Crested Grebes, an Egyptian Goose, a Little Grebe, 17 Tufted Duck, 59 Coot, and 3 Whooper Swans which flew off eastwards. At Crook Ness there was a Merlin, a Woodcock, a foreign-ringed Yellow-browed Warbler, and an acredula type Willow Warbler in the sycamores. 2 Ring Ouzels were at the ringing plantation, and 7 Blackcaps, a Wheatear and 4 Stonechats were also in the Long Nab area. Highlights passing Long Nab heading south were: 169 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Arctic and a Pomarine Skua, a Great Northern Diver and 34 Little Gulls. Heading north were: 3 Little Gulls, 6 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 651 Wigeon, 7 Pintail, 9 Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, a Great Northern Diver, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Sandwich Tern.

Full count from Long Nab here:https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191015

Ringed Yellow-browed Warbler - Nick Addey

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