Tuesday 25 April 2017

Wednesday 19th April 2017

The first Lesser Whitethroat for the year was reported today from Taylor Way where there was also a Wheatear present. Another first for the year was a Garden Warbler at Seamer Road Mere which was heard singing and showed briefly during the early afternoon.  

At Long Nab today a Great Skua flew north in the morning and also there 21 Shore Larks in the field to the north of the Obs at 19.00, a ♂ Ring Ouzel went north at 09.01, a young ♂ Marsh Harrier went north at 09.13 and a Corn Bunting and a Whitethroat were also present. Just down the coast a bit at Cromer Point there was a Tree Pipit and the first Common Sandpiper of the year.

Harwood Dale Lake produced a single Pink-footed Goose, 24 Swallows, a single House Martin, about 40 Sand Martins, a Yellow Wagtail and a Grey Wagtail, and finally today there were 5+ Crossbills at Highwood Brow Viewpoint.

male Crossbill - Highwood Brow Viewpoint - Chris Bell

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