Monday 27 April 2020

Monday 27th April

A Swift flew over Dean Road this morning and a House Martin was seen heading north over Seacliff Drive in the early afternoon. 2 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers and a Willow Tit were seen on Cockrah Road, and a Whitethroat, a Blackcap, a Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Swallow and a Heron were at Low Yedmandale. 2 Whitethroats were newly in on Castle Hill, and 4 Purple Sandpipers were spotted along East Pier. A Bar-tailed Godwit was in Jackson's Bay, and the Grasshopper Warbler was still singing at Scalby Nab.  Seen passing Long Nab were a Common Sandpiper, a Redwing, and a Tree Pipit all heading north, and a Whimbrel heading south. 5+ Chiffchaffs and both a male and a female Blackcap were at Manor Road/Woodlands Ravine park. The Hoopoe turned up again in the middle of the day at Newlands Avenue before flying away towards Burniston Road. A Cuckoo was at Seamer Mead, between the River Hertford and the tip, before flying north towards the tip. A Willow Warbler and 6 Swallows were at Beedale Pond between Hutton Buscel and Wykeham. 70 Fieldfares were in the treetops next to St Helen's caravan park this evening, and a pair of Linnets were building a nest in a Hutton Buscel garden. 2 Wheatears were seen at Staintondale. Recorded last night over Peasholm were: Common Scoter, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers, Water Rail and 9 Redwing.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Kestrel with lunch - Doris Drainpipe

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