Thursday, 30 April 2020

Thursday 30th April

A Richard's Pipit was spotted at South Cliff Golf Course this morning, and on the northern edge of Cornelian Ravine a Garden Warbler was singing. A cream crowned Marsh Harrier flew south at Long Nab this morning, and one was seen in the afternoon over Redcliff heading inland. 9+ Swifts were feeding over Northstile pool with Swallows, House Martins and Sand Martins, while between there and Wrench Green there were 3 Tree Pipits displaying, 2 Garden Warblers singing, and a juvenile Peregrine. A Ring Ouzel, 4 Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail were at Gristhorpe Sands, and in Woodlands Ravine there were 2 Willow Warblers, 5+ Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest. A Marsh Tit, 4 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, a Nuthatch, a Kestrel, 2 Buzzards and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were seen at Harland Mount. At South Cliff there were 2 Wheatears and 3 Willow Warblers, while spotted on migration were: 11 Yellow Wagtails (8 south, 3 north), 6 Whimbrel (5 south, 1 north), 2 Siskins and small numbers of Swallows, House Martins and Sand Martins. The Grasshopper Warbler was still at Scalby Nab, and a Wheatear was in a ploughed field at Scalby Lodge, while 6 Whimbrel, a Golden Plover and a Ringed Plover flew past Long Nab. At Johnson's Marsh there was a Coot and a Common Sandpiper, and at Seamer Road Mere there was a Pink-footed Goose and a pair of Gadwall. A Turtle Dove was back in Burniston, and an Osprey flew west over Crossgates. Recorded last night over Peasholm were: a Redwing, 4 flocks of Redshank, 2 Dunlin, a Ringed Plover, a Curlew and a Whimbrel. Over Crossgates a Common Scoter, a Cuckoo and a Tree Pipit were recorded.

Full count from Log Nab here:


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