Wednesday 14 February 2018

Monday 12th February 2018

The Iceland Gull was seen again near Seamer Tip, this time briefly in flight from the bridge on Seamer Carr Road looking southwest. Observation period this morning was about an hour and the bird was seen for about 10 seconds at about 08.40, clearly this is not an easy bird to either see or even locate. Also in the Seamer Tip area we had 10 Pink-footed Geese, a Barnacle Goose and 2 Grey Partridges.

At Scalby Mills there were 10 Ringed Plover, a Mediterranean Gull and offshore 2 Common Scoter went south, in South Bay today there was no sign of the Velvet Scoter but a Common Scoter was seen off The Spa.

At Brompton-by-Sawdon still 6 Hawfinches present around the churchyard but no news today on the Ring Ouzel and at Wykeham Raptor View Point at least 8 Goshawks were observed displaying and there was also a female Merlin reported today.

1st winter Sparrowhawk - John Hume

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