Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Wednesday 22nd April

The 5 Pink-footed Geese were again at Seamer Road Mere, where a Garden Warbler had also arrived. 5 Arctic Terns went south at Long Nab, while 109 flew out east from Cayton and Gristhorpe Bays through the morning. 14 Whimbrel and 2 Little Egrets were seen here heading south, and a Common Scoter north. 3 Ring Ouzels were at Seamer Carr, and a Bar-tailed Godwit was at Scalby Lodge Pond. The Grasshopper Warbler was again at Scalby Nab, together with 3 Whitethroats. A Lesser Whitethroat was east of the water treatment plant, and 2 Yellow Wagtails were on the dung heap at Cromer Point pond. A small flock of Common Scoter flew over Thornton Dale last night, and 14 Whimbrel flew over Crossgates at midday. At Long Nab a Swift, 47 Swallows, 5 flava Wagtails, and a Stonechat flew south, while 14 Swallow and a Yellow Wagtail flew north. At Jackson's Bay there were a pair of Stonechats, and 28+ Sand Martins were pairing and forming nest holes. A first summer male Marsh Harrier flew south over Westwood Court and Oliver's Mount this evening, and also passing Westwood Court were an Arctic Tern and 17 Common Gulls east.

Full count from Long Nab here:

The Grasshopper Warbler at Scalby Nab - Chris Bell

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