Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Tuesday 2nd June

10 Crossbills flew south over Falsgrave Park this morning, and a single Crossbill flew west over Whin Bank. A family of newly-fledged Nuthatches and a Spotted Flycatcher were by the river near Woodhouse bridge, and a second Spotted Flycatcher was seen further down the river towards Hackness. 2 Little Ringed Plover were at Wykeham South Lake, as were 380 Herring Gulls and 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, while at least 16 singing Reed Warblers were around the lakes, and a Willow Tit was singing by Match Lake. 3 Red Kites were seen together over Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint, and a dark female Honey Buzzard was displaying east of the viewpoint. A Turtle Dove was singing near Wykeham Forest nursery and 2 Turtle Doves were seen in Dalby Forest east of High Rigg Farm. A Crossbill flew south over Pheasant Covert, Potter Brompton Carr, where there was also a Spotted Flycatcher and a young Great Spotted Woodpecker. A Red-throated Diver, 77 Common Scoter and a Curlew were among the birds seen passing Long Nab, and a Siskin was on Castle Hill. 20+ Swifts were seen over Tennyson Avenue.


Herring Gull and chick - Scarborough Porpoise


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