Tuesday 25 April 2017

Thursday 20th April 2017

Waxwings were back in the news again today with 2 being seen by John Harwood at Staintondale near the former Shire Horse Centre and nearby 5 Crossbills in the car park of the Heyburn Wyke pub.

The first Osprey for our area this year went southeast over Gristhorpe Bay early morning although this is the border of our area we have confirmation from the observer that it was seen in the Scarborough recording area. Other raptors reported today were a Marsh Harrier going northwest at Gristhorpe Bay mid-morning and a Red Kite went north over Scalby Manor, also mid-morning.

Single Crossbills flew south over Scalby Nab and over Knipe Point, time difference would make them separate birds unless it stopped for a couple of hours en route.

The Shore Lark flock was still in the fields north of the Obs at Long Nab with a maximum of 19 being seen in the late afternoon, also in the area 5 Wheatears, 4 White Wagtails and a Lesser Whitethroat and just to the south along the coast 3 Wheatears at Cromer Point.

Other records from today were a Green Sandpiper on Johnson’s Marsh, Whitethroats at Seamer Tip and near Burton Riggs, in the fields below Seamer Tip pool there were 2 Willow Tits and 27 Carrion Crows, the injured Brent Goose was still at Burton Riggs, Pink-footed Geese and Barnacle Geese still on Seamer Tip Pool and the Long-tailed Duck was still in Cayton Bay.
Waxwing - Staintondale - John Harwood
 Normally I wouldn't use back of camera shots but as the photographer accidentally deleted the original photo then I have no option here.

Osprey - Gristhorpe Bay - Mark Pearson

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