Monday 6 April 2020

Monday 6th April

2 Pink-footed Geese, a Gadwall, a pair of Goldeneye and a Fieldfare were at Seamer Road Mere early this morning, and a drake Shoveler was by the bandstand in Peasholm Park. A Wheatear was at Scalby Lodge sheep field, and at Long Nab a Tree Pipit and a Hooded Crow flew south, and a Ring Ouzel flew in off the sea. A Ring Ouzel was also seen flying west past Westwood Court, a Red-rumped Swallow flew south at South Cliff, and 2 House Martins were seen heading north at Gristhorpe Cliff. A Willow Warbler was singing at Seamer Tip pool, where 3 Pink-footed Geese were also seen. A Snipe was at Taylor Way, and Blackcaps were singing near McDonald's and at the park by Heron Lane. At South Cliff this morning 8 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 9 Sand Martins, 114 Linnets, 60 Goldfinches and 14 Siskins flew south, while a Swallow, 3 Sand Martins, 15 Linnets, 20 Golden Plovers and 68 Meadow Pipits flew north. A Greenshank was spotted on the rocks in Gristhorpe Bay, a Swallow flew south-west over Crossgates, and a House Martin flew north over Knipe Point. Heading south past Long Nab were: 2 House Martins, 66 Sand Martins, 7 Swallows, 368 Linnets, 81 Goldfinches and 6 Siskins. Heading north there were: 18 Sand Martins, 4 Swallows, 86 Linnets, and 3 Goldfinches. 9 Wigeon and a Great Crested Grebe were at Scalby Mills, and at Royal Albert Park there were 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, and 3 Goldcrests. A Pink-footed Goose flew north over Castle Headland, and a second calendar year male Marsh Harrier flew north over Hutton Buscel. 6+ Swallows, 6+ House Martins and 3 Sand Martins were feeding over Northstile Cottage late this afternoon, and on/by the pool there were 8 Teal, a pair of Grey Wagtails, a pair of Pied wagtails, and a family of Mallard ducklings. A cream crowned Marsh Harrier went high north over Westwood early this evening, and a Sandwich Tern was in Cayton Bay. Last night a Dunlin was recorded flying over Peasholm and a Little Ringed Plover flew over Crossgates.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Tufted Duck having a bad hair day - Chris Bell

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