Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Wednesday 1st April

2 flocks of Common Scoter, a Moorhen, a Redshank, 2 Curlew and 9 Redwing were detected over Westwood Court last night; while over Peasholm: 4 flocks of Conmon Scoter, flock of Wigeon, 2 Coot, 2 Moorhen, Curlew, Oystercatcher, 5+ Black-headed Gull an 51 calls from Redwing. A Scandinavian Rock Pipit was seen with 2 Rock Pipits on Marine Drive, plus 2 Guillemots, an Oystercatcher, a Cormorant and a Peregrine bearing a pigeon. 2 singing Chiffchaffs, 2 Buzzards and a Yellowhammer were seen/heard on Cockrah Road, and at Spiker's Hill there were 2 more Chiffchaffs, a Great SpottedWoodpecker and a pair of Lapwings were displaying. 2 Yellowhammers were at Low Yedmandale. A female Scaup was at Scalby Mills with 130 Wigeon, 4 Teal and a Great Crested Grebe. At Seamer Mead there were 2 Little Egrets, and 2 Cranes were seen heading east over Crossgates, where a Peregrine was also spotted. A Buzzard was seen high over Northway, an hour later one was seen very high drifting south towards Oliver's Mount, and later still a pair were seen over Dean Road. Up Middle Lane bridleway, Hutton Buscel 2 Lapwings were observed in dramatic display flight, 8 Yellowhammers were feeding in a recently-ploughed field, 3 Chiffchaffs and 3 Skylarks were singing. Also in the same area were 7 Hares, 5 in mad March mode, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming. A Blackcap was in a Pickering garden, above which up to 5 Buzzards were seen, plus a Sparrowhawk.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Scaup - Chris Bell

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