Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Tuesday 14th April

A Hooded Crow flew south past Long Nab early this morning, then flew north again later on. 5 Ring Ouzels were with 9 Wheatears and 45 Fieldfares at Seamer Carr,  also 8 singing Willow Warblers near Crossgates. A drake Eider was at Scalby Mills, and at Seamer Road Mere there were 5 Pink-footed Geese, 25 Tufted Duck, a Goldeneye and 11 Willow Warblers. A Whitethroat was spotted at Hutton Buscel, another was seen at the old Marineland site, while a Grasshopper Warbler was singing in scrub on the edge of South Cliff Golf Course. 5 Yellow hammers, 2 singing Willow Warblers, a Lapwing and a Tree Sparrow were seen near Spikers Hill, and 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Yellowhammers and a Nuthatch at Low Yedmandale. A Green Woodpecker was at Wrench Green, where there were also 3 Swallows, a House Martin and a displaying Tree Pipit. A cream crowned Marsh Harrier flew north over Westwood Court and Northstead. Good numbers of House and Sand Martins were around Jackson's Bay, where there was also a pair of Stonechats, and a Swallow flew over Cayton Bay. A Lesser Whitethroat was present in Crossgates, a Whitethroat was to the east side of Seamer Tip, and 2 Shoveler and 2 Teal were at Seamer Tip pool. 2 Goshawks, 5 Buzzards, 2 Willow Tits and a Marsh Tit were encountered from Outgang Lane in Thornton Dale to Dalby. Recordings last night picked up one flock of Common Scoter and a Barn Owl.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200414

Starling - Chris Bell

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