Saturday 12 October 2019

Saturday 12th October

A skein of about 80 Pink-footed Geese were seen low over Hovingham Drive this morning. 50 more were seen over Scarborough football ground in the afternoon, and a total of 1526 were seen through the day passing Long Nab southwards (plus 70 heading north). Yet more were heard this evening heading south over Castle Road and Westwood Court, and 80+ were seen at about the same time over the Brunswick Centre heading inland. Other highlights from Long Nab include a Snow Bunting seen flying north, plus 7 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 441 Meadow Pipits, 209 Tree Sparrows, 433 Goldfinches and 25 Reed Buntings all heading south. 14 Rock Pipits were north of the observatory and a Goshawk flew over Cloughton Woods. At least 25 Grey Partridge were seen at Field Lane, Burniston, and a Lesser Whitethroat on Station Lane, Cloughton. In Jackson's Bay there were 4 Whooper Swans, 127 Oystercatchers, 18 Ringed Plover, a Grey Plover, 34 Turnstones, a Dunlin, 18 Redshank, 10 Curlew and 6 Rock Pipits. A juvenile Sandwich Tern was seen going south past Scalby Nab where there was also a male Stonechat; and at Scalby Mills there were 44 Wigeon and 2 Kingfishers. 77 Mallard and 18 Tufted Duck were in Peasholm Park.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Treecreeper - Paul Tozer

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