Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Wednesday 18th March

A male Wheatear was in the field by Scalby Lodge pond early this morning, and the Hooded Crow was on the rocks below the cliffs just north of there. The Firecrest was seen again at Crook Ness, and in the field immediately west of the gully were at least 2 Twite with 40 Linnets, and a White Wagtail (which flew off south). A Littoralis Rock Pipit, 3 Snipe and 18 Teal were at Cromer Point pond, and 6 Chiffchaffs were between there and Scalby Mills. An Iceland Gull was with a gull flock on the sea off the Scalby Lodge pond field/Jackson's Bay, and a second juvenile flew north at Long Nab. Later the Iceland Gull was at Scalby Mills, where there were also Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull. A Barn Owl was seen at the motor cycle track, Seamer Tip, and among the mounds near Seamer Tip pool there was a Barn Owl and a Short-eared Owl. A Jack Snipe was at Taylor Way. A Firecrest was seen in a variety of locations: the Long Nab ringing station, the eastern end of Scalby Beck, and on the north side of Castle Hill. A Great Crested Grebe was in South Bay, as was a small raft of Kittiwakes. Kittiwakes were also back on Spa Bridge and the Grand Hotel. Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests were reported at Scalby Beck, Castle Hill and St Mary's churchyard. 2 Great Crested Grebes were in North Bay, and at Thornton Carrs there were 2 Chiffchaffs and a Curlew.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Iceland Gull - John Harwood

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