Saturday, 2 May 2020

Saturday 2nd May

2 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs and a Heron were at the south end of Forge Valley this morning, and a Swift was feeding over Ayton Castle. 2 Buzzards, 2 Coots and 4 Herons were at Johnson's Marsh, 3 Swifts were over Northstead, a Common Sandpiper was at Seamer Road Mere, and 2 Firecrests and 3 Willow Warblers were on the south side of Castle Hill. At Burton Riggs there was a Sedge Warbler and a Garden Warbler, while a Sedge Warbler and a Reed Warbler were at Taylor Way pool and a Wheatear was on the adjoining 'wasteland'. At Seamer Tip pool there were 2 Shelducks, 2 Sedge Warblers and a Reed Warbler, with another 3 Sedge Warblers and a Lesser Whitethroat at the mounds. A  Lesser Whitethroat was also seen in the hedge by the Eastfield Toyota garage. A pair of Sandwich Terns were spotted feeding in Cayton Bay, and there was another (unconfirmed) report of the Hoopoe at Newlands Avenue. 16 Barnacle Geese flew north past Long Nab, and a Sedge Warbler was singing at Jackson's Cart Road (the gully by Scalby Lodge). An adult Mediterranean Gull flew north over Crossgates in the early afternoon, the Grasshopper Warbler was again seen/heard at Scalby Nab, and 2 Turtle Doves have now arrived back in Burniston. A Dipper was spotted below the coastal road on Scalby Beck, where a pair are now feeding young. Singing Lesser Whitethroats were found at the former Marvels site (where there was also a Dingy Skipper) and at North Bay behind the crazy golf. 2 Swifts were feeding over the Old Town this evening where 2 Black-headed Gulls flew north. 4 Black-headed Gulls were at Scalby Mills.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200502

Grey Wagtail - Lucy Hobkinson

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