Sunday 4 November 2018

Sunday 4th November

An exciting start to a busy day with a Hen Harrier (ringtail) flying south along the cliffs at Long Nab. Also in this area an Eider and a Shoveler flew south, and a Whimbrel was feeding with Curlews in the field between Crook Ness and Long Nab. 14 Ringed Plover were present in Jackson's Bay and a drake Eider was seen flying south past Marine Drive. There were 15 Purple Sandpipers and 16 Turnstones on the outer harbour wall.16 Pochard were spotted flying south east over Crossgates and a Firecrest showed up in a garden in Hutton Buscel. At Sand Dale in Dalby Forest there were 6 Willow Tits, 2 Marsh Tits, 10 Bullfinches, 4 Crossbills, 3 Buzzards and 2 Jays. 26 Tufted Duck, 7 Cormorants, 2 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebes, a Kingfisher and a Water Rail were seen at Seamer Road Mere this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Ringtail Hen Harrier - Chris Bell

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