Thursday 1 November 2018

Thursday 1st November

A quiet morning's sea watch from Long Nab today with the main highlight being 27+Rock Pipits. 6 Whooper Swans were seen passing over to the east of Pickering early morning. In the afternoon 2 Goldeneye and 12 Tufted Ducks were reported from Burton Riggs, a Water Rail at Seamer Road Mere, and an Eider at Scalby Mills. 7 Goldeneye were on Wykeham South Lake, with 4 Egyptian Geese and 260 Greylags on the approach road. A Goshawk, a Buzzard, a Stonechat and 2 Crossbills were seen at May Moss, and about 50 Redpolls heard there. Another 3 Stonechats, 2 Crossbills and a Redpoll were seen in the Langdale Forest. A mixed flock of 30+ Siskins and Redpolls were seen on a late afternoon ramble in the Wykeham Forest, plus 85+Fieldfares just south of here on Spiker's Hill farm fields.

Full counts from Long Nab here:
Kestrel hovering - Christine Talbot
Nuthatch in Forge Valley - Rose Habberley

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