Friday, 24 April 2020

Friday 24th April

4 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap were seen in Forge Valley early this morning. 5 Yellowhammers, 4 Lapwings and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were at Spiker's Hill, and at Cockrah Road there were 4 Yellowhammers, 3 Willow Warblers, a Blackcap, a Coal Tit and 2 Long-tailed Tits. The Grasshopper Warbler was still at Scalby Nab, and nearby were a Lesser Whitethroat, a Common Whitethroat and a Blackcap. A Hooded Crow was seen flying south over Cornelian Ravine, and 5 minutes later one was seen flying north at Long Nab. At Seamer Tip mounds there were 3 Sedge Warblers and a Lesser Whitethroat, while another Sedge Warbler was at Taylor Way and Lesser Whitethroats were singing at various places around the motorcycle track. In the hedgerows south of Cayton there were 2 Yellow Wagtails, a Wheatear, 5 Whitethroats and 2 Lesser Whitethroats. A cream crown Marsh Harrier flew south over Cromer Point sewage works, 2 Common Snipe were at the Cromer Point pond, and 2 pairs of Lapwing were at Scalby Lodge. Johnson's Marsh hosted 4 Wigeon, 4 Teal and a Lesser Whitethroat. A Red Kite was spotted over Burton Riggs then Cayton before drifting off south, while 2 were seen later moving south over Crossgates. 4 Buzzards circled over Whin Bank and a Peregrine flew west over Crossgates. 4 Reed Buntings were in the rape field by Long Nab, while 2 Rock Pipits and 12 Oystercatchers were between Crook Ness and Long Nab. A Barn Owl, 3 Buzzards and 4 Kestrels flying together were seen over Wrench Green, where a Kingfisher and a mating pair of Dippers were seen also. A Wheatear was in the field south of Seamer Tip pool and 5 Fieldfares were in the Star Carr area. 2 Whimbrel flew north over Castle Hill this evening, plus a flock of 22 Black-headed Gulls. A Common Sandpiper was on the rock armour along East Pier. A Redwing was recorded over Peasholm last night, while 3 Redwing, Common Scoters and a flava wagtail were recorded over Crossgates.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200424

Reed Bunting - Scarborough Porpoise

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