Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Tuesday 10th May

Windy conditions this morning were ideal for kite flying. And they did! A Red Kite flew north west at Long Nab at 0625hrs and presumably the sale bird was seen south south east over Sneaton Low Moor at 0645hrs. A different Red Kite then flew south at Long Nab at 0805hrs and was seen heading towards South Cliff, where a male Ring Ouzel flew in off the sea and along South Cliff as did a cream crowned Marsh Harrier. A Cuckoo flew north there and three Common Sandpipers were on Black Rocks. A Little Egret flew south at Long Nab and a third calendar year Mediterranean Gull, Cuckoo, Whimbrel and Ringed Plover flew north. A Northern Wheatear was at Seamer Tip Pool and a drake Goosander at Burton Riggs. A Water Rail was at Taylor Way Pool.The Pale-bellied Brent Goose remained at Scalby Mills, along with two Curlew, 19 Oystercatcher, two Turnstone and two Lesser Black backed Gulls. A Turtle Dove was heard singing in Wykeham Forest together with a selection of common warbler species and both Pied and Grey Wagtails. At Wykeham east Lake this evening there were four Little Ringed Plovers, one Common Sandpiper, one late Wigeon, four Great crested Grebes, one Mute Swan and three Sand Martins. A Dipper was oon Thornton Dale stream alongside the main A170 this afternoon. Following a noticeable movement of Common Swifts northwards through Spain and France during the weekend, ones and twos were again reported from locations various across the recording area with up to 15 over Prospect Road, Scarborough this evening.
Common Swift by Mark Hepples.

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