Monday 3 April 2017

Friday 31st March 2017

25 Waxwing still on Eastgate in Pickering this morning but they were very mobile and apparently flew off at 12.30.

7 Shore Larks were in the 4th field north of the Obs at Long Nab

18 Whooper Swans went north over Ayton Castle and 75+ Pink-footed Geese went north over Knipe Point Drive and then over town at 08.15.

The Brent Goose was still at Burton Riggs where there was also a Blackcap and at Wykeham South Lake we had 4 Egyptian Geese, 3 Goldeneye, 8 Tufted Duck and 10 Sand Martins.

Potter Brompton Carr produced 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls going north and calling repeatedly, which was only the second record for the site. Also 22 Fieldfares arrived from the east but then turned south, the ♂ Garganey was still present and other waterfowl included 14 Wigeon, 16 Teal and a pair of Shoveler, plus 2 Common Snipe.

The Bar-tailed Godwit was still in Jackson’s Bay, the 2♂ Garganey were still on Johnson’s Marsh, Scalby Beck had 2 Sand Martins, a Dipper and a Blackcap and there was a 2cy Mediterranean Gull at Holbeck this evening.

Finally the first Willow Warbler of the year was recorded today in Valley Road near to the Co-Op.

Waxwings - Eastgate, Pickering - Chris Bell
Shore Lark - Long Nab - Graham Sigsworth

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