Saturday, 1 August 2020

Saturday 1st August

3 Golden plovers were seen over Spiker's Hill early this morning, and 2 Jays were by the quarry. 28 Crossbills flew south at Ravenscar by 07:00, and a Marsh Harrier and a juvenile Goshawk were seen near Crook Ness at about 07:30. 120 Common Scoter flew north off Marine Drive, and passing Long Nab were 1563 Common Scoter (1351 of these heading north), 41 Teal, 3 Velvet Scoters (south), a Great Northern Diver (north) and a Mediterranean Gull (south). Passing South Cliff were a Shoveler, and 64 Black-headed Gulls in from the east, while a Common Sandpiper was on Black Rocks. This evening 2 Short-eared Owls were hunting around Field Lane in Burniston. 

Bullfinch - Ray Maddison

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