Sunday, 1 May 2022
Sunday 1st May.
A busy day started with a Ring Ouzel along South Cliff Golf Course early this morning with a second individual arriving in off the sea and flying north. Single Goldeneye, Whimbrel and Tree Pipit also flew north there. A Common Crane was discovered in an arable field to the west of the A64 opposite Star Carr lay by and remained for the rest of the day. A singing Wood Warbler was discovered this morning in Holbeck Ravine off Holbeck Road, showing well at times. A Immature Whooper Swan flew east over Seamer Mead and a late Fieldfare was at Star Carr scrape and six Whimbrel and a Curlew flew over. Single Little Egrets were at Seamer Mead and Deepdale Carr.Two singing Garden Warblers were in scrub between Deans Garden Centre and Seamer Road Mere this morning and an Arctic Tern flew north through South Bay. A male Peregrine Falcon flew north over Crossgates. Two Northern Wheatears and a Lesser Whitethroat were at Long Nab and highlights past that location included 14 Bar tailed Godwits, 11 Sanderling, 343 Sandwich Terns, one Arctic Tern, two Eider, a Wigeon and a Whimbrel. A Little Ringed Plover, the frist two Reed Warblers of spring, two Gardens Warblers, approximately 50 Sand Martins and a single Goldeneye were at Wykeham Water Park Lake. As well as a good number of commoner species, at least three singing male Common Redstarts and a drake Mandarin Duck were at Castlebeck/Scar Woods along with two Green Woodpeckers and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. A Tawny Owl and a Sparrowhawk were calling from the Forge Valley birders car park amongst the usual commoner species and a Common Buzzard and Mistle Thrush were reported from Wykeham Forest.