Wednesday 16 October 2019

Wednesday 16th October

At Wykeham Lakes this morning 2 skeins of about 50 Pink-footed Geese were seen heading south, and another of 35 heading east. At Long Nab the ringed Yellow-browed Warbler had moved to Cliff Top House, where there was also a Ring Ouzel and a Brambling. A male Ring Ouzel was also seen flying over Holbeck car park. At Castle Hill this morning there was a Yellow-browed Warbler, 8 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps and a Brambling, while 2 Whooper Swans were seen flying south. In the afternoon the Yellow-browed Warbler was still present on the south side of Castle Hill where there were 35 Robins. A Brambling was by St Mary's Church and 3 Tree Sparrows were at The Towers. A Fieldfare and a Merlin were at Long Nab, while flying south past were 2 Velvet Scoter, 8 Pintail, a Mediterranean Gull and 2 Sandwich Terns. 2 House Martins flew east over Crossgates, 3 Guillemots and a Shag were spotted off Marine Drive, and 34 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills. A Yellow-browed Warbler, a Chiffchaff and a Ring Ouzel were seen at Hoods Lane, Cloughton. 4 Goldcrests, a Marsh Tit and 2 Chiffchaffs were in Cornelian Ravine and 3 Red-throated Divers were in the bay.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Brambling - Nick Addey

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