Wednesday 9 October 2019

Wednesday 9th October

A pair of Cranes flew south over Staxton this morning, and a Great White Egret flew south along the cliffs at Long Nab. Through the morning 754 Pink-footed Geese flew south past Long Nab, and 130+ were seen over Wrench Green. 6 House Martins were spotted in Crossgates, and a male Common Scoter was seen off South Cliff. Other highlights passing Long Nab southwards include: an Arctic Tern, a Merlin, 2 Ring Ouzels, a Sand Martin, 15 Swallows, 14 House Martins, 392 Meadow Pipits, 327 Linnets, 176 Tree Sparrows, 23 Reed Buntings, and a Snow Bunting. Additionally, a Kingfisher flew north over the fields, a Lesser Whitethroat was at Crook Ness, a Wheatear was north of the observatory, and a Yellow-browed Warbler was at the ringing plantation. A Snow Bunting was spotted at Ravenscar on the path down the cliff to the seal colony, and a Wheatear was near Stoupe Beck.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Pink-footed Geese heading south - Nick Addey

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