Saturday 21 March 2020

Saturday 21st March

A Hooded Crow was with 40 Carrion Crows in a recently-sown field west of Johnson's Marsh. 3 Goldeneye were at Seamer Road Mere, and at Potter Brompton Carr there were 38 Wigeon, 14 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 4 Snipe, a Stonechat and a Chiffchaff. A Velvet Scoter flew south at Long Nab, and at Wykeham Lakes there were 2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Goldeneye, 11 Great Crested Grebes and a Chiffchaff. A Stonechat, 2 Snipe and 12 Teal were at Cromer Point pond, and 4 Lapwings were in the Scalby Lodge pond area. A drake Garganey was spotted on the sea at Scalby Mills briefly before it flew south. Also at Scalby Mills were a drake Eider, a Great Crested Grebe and 125 Wigeon, while a/the drake Eider was also seen off Marine Drive opposite the skateboard park, and later was spotted in the harbour. A male Blackcap, now beginning to sing, was again on Valley Road, and a male Stonechat was at Scalby Nab. A Hooded Crow remains at Flotmanby in the tilled field opposite the entrance to Lingholm Court Estate.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Chiffchaff - Lucy Hobkinson

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