Saturday, 10 April 2021

Saturday 10th April

Willow Warblers are now being seen widely: one flying north along South Cliff, 2 in Wykeham Forest, one in Wrench Green, Burton Riggs, Long Nab, Seamer Tip pools and Hilla Green. 2 Great Northern Divers were just outside the harbour mouth early in the morning and 3 were in South Bay later. 2 male Ring Ouzels were on the track leading down to Scar Wood in Harwood Dale, 70+ Chaffinches were opposite the Mill Inn, and 2 Oystercatchers were on the island at Harwood Dale Lake, one apparently incubating. A Wheatear flew north along South Cliff and a second was seen on the golf course. A Buzzard, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Sparrowhawk and a Redpoll were at Scalby cricket pitch. A Swallow was over Seamer Tip pool, another flew south over the tip and another was at Harwood Dale Lake, while 16 Fieldfares were near Star Carr scrape. A Reed Bunting, 2 pairs of Lapwing and a Yellowhammer were at Great Moor Road, Hutton Buscel, while 2 Willow Tits were at Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint. A Tawny Owl was at Castlebeck Wood. 2 male Blackcaps were seen at Outgang Lane, Thornton Dale, and at Sand Dale /Ellerburn in Dalby Forest there were 7 Buzzards, 2 Crossbills and 30+ Chiffchaffs. A flock of 26 Skylarks were feeding behind the observatory at Long Nab. At Wykeham South Lake there were 106 Sand Martins, a House Martin, 35 Swallows and a Barnacle Goose. A Cream crowned Marsh Harrier and 4 Swallows flew north over Seamer Tip pools. A Common Sandpiper was at Wykeham Lakes. A male Hen Harrier was seen on Fylingdale Moors, initially near Stoupe Brow and later over Juggar Howe Moor.

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