Wednesday 29 March 2017

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Today was an interesting day with some nice new discoveries and a few old favourites still lingering in the area.

At Long Nab the Shore Larks had moved fields and today there were 10 in the third field north of the Obs, Also here a new discovery was a juvenile Glaucous Gull that went south behind a fishing boat at 09.37 but not seen again and there were 17 Bramblings and 4 Siskin in the ringing plantation, a couple of Goldcrests in Crook Ness, a Golden Plover went south and a Ringed Plover went north.

Garganey had a really good showing today with the 2♂s still on Johnson’s Marsh, a pair were on a small pond between Burgate and Grange Farms but they flew in the direction of Harwood Dale Lake and the ♂ was still on Potter Brompton Carr.

Potter Brompton also produced the highlight of the day when Chris Bradshaw discovered 3 Cranes but soon after discovery they unfortunately departed east at 14.30 and despite searching the surrounding area could not be relocated later in the afternoon. The same location also had 3 Ruff and there was a fourth bird at Seamer Tip bridge pool.

Other birds in the area today included the Great Grey Shrike still at Maw Rigg in Langdale Forest, a Raven flew south over Dean Road, Scarborough this morning, a juvenile Crossbill was with 20+ adults in Langdale Forest, the Brent Goose was still at Burton Riggs and looked a little unwell and Scalby Mills had c95 Wigeon.

3 Cranes - Potter Brompton Carr - Chris Bradshaw
Garganey and Ruff - Potter Brompton Carr - Chris Bradshaw

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