Monday, 3 May 2021

Sunday 2nd May

A Grasshopper Warbler was in brambles just north of Crook Ness this morning, a second was in scrub at South Cliff Golf course, and another was reeling along the railway just to the south of Seamer Road Mere, where a pair of Garden Warblers had arrived and the Tufted Duck population had risen to 47. A Swift flew north at Ravenscar, where a Sparrowhawk was seen flying low over the green. 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Wheatear were in the potato field at Seamer Carr, and the Pied Flycatcher was still at Hilla Green, where there were also a pair of Dippers with 2 young, Siskins and a Green Woodpecker. A Cream-crowned Marsh Harrier, 2 Whimbrel, 82 Carrion Crows and a Fieldfare flew north at Long Nab, while 207 Swallows flew south. A Common Sandpiper was on Johnson's Marsh, and 2 Great Northern Divers were again in South Bay. At Wykeham Lakes a Whimbrel flew east, there were 2 House Martins and a Garden Warbler at South Lake, and at East Lake there were 340 Herring Gulls, a Pink-footed Goose, a Goldeneye, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 3 Common Gulls and 2 Great Black-backed Gulls. 3 Ring Ouzels, 2 Whinchats, 3 Wheatears, 2 Stonechats, a yaffling Green Woodpecker and a Dipper were at Fylingdales, and a Turtle Dove was singing near the Wykeham Forest Raptor Viewpoint. A Bar-tailed Godwit was seen in Jackson's Bay. A Ring Ouzel was sound recorded over Crossgates last night.

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