Saturday, 4 April 2020

Saturday 4th April

A lot of birds flying over today: a cream-crowned Marsh Harrier high over Oliver's Mount; a Buzzard over the railway station, 3 more over Londesborough Road, another plus a Sparrowhawk over Stepney Road, and 5 more heading west; Red Kites over Cayton Bay, Londesborough, and Westwood Court (2). The biggest excitement was a Crane flying from the Filey direction, over town and Long Nab. Also going over were 206 Pink-footed Geese at Long Nab, a Goshawk in the Northstead area, and Swallows over Crossgates and Hutton Buscel. A Water Rail was at Burton Riggs and a Blackcap was again singing near the road bridge near Morrison's. 17 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills, a Great Crested Grebe and 5 Purple Sandpipers were at the harbour, and a Blackcap was at Barmoor Lane. New Willow Tit territories were identified in Dalby Forest at Givendale Dyke, Stoneygate Moor and Red Dyke. Recorded over Peasholm last night were: 3 flocks of Common Scoter, 2 Tufted Duck, a Water Rail, 5 Coot, Curlew, Golden Plover, Song Thrush and Redwing. Also a Barn Owl was calling.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Common Crane - Nick Addey

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