Saturday, 25 April 2020

Saturday 25th April

A Garden Warbler was at Low Yedmandale early this morning and 2 more were at Seamer Road Mere, where the 5 Pink-footed Geese remain. A Swift was seen over the old town, 2 drake Eiders were on the rocks in North Bay, Swallows were at the Sealife Centre, and at Scalby Nab there were 2 Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Kestrel. Highlights passing Long Nab included 52 Sandwich Terns heading south, 4 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 4 Common Scoter, 3 Golden Plover and 2 Whimbrel. A Red Kite, 2 Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk flew over Barmoor Lane, and 2 Swifts and a few hirundines flew over Crossgates. A Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Swallows and 2 Chiffchaffs were seen from Cockrah Road, 2 Swallows were seen at Limestone Road, and 2 House Martins and 2 Swallows were over Hutton Buscel. 2 Whimbrels flew north past Scalby Mills, while 76 Oystercatchers, 4 Curlew and 7 Turnstones were in Jackson's Bay, plus a Wheatear on the cliffs above. 9 Purple Sandpipers were roosting on East Pier this evening, plus 4 more on rock armour on the north side of Marine Drive. Last night 2 Blackcaps were recorded giving flight song over Peasholm. Also recorded were a Grey Plover and a Whimbrel, plus a Mediterranean Gull and a Redwing over Crossgates.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200425

Rock Pipit - Nicholas Brazier


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