Sunday 19 April 2020

Sunday 19th April

The 5 Pink-footed Geese remain at Seamer Road Mere. Green Woodpeckers were seen today on the North Cliff golf course and at Ruston Carr, and an Osprey and a Short-eared Owl flew north at Hutton Buscel. An Arctic Tern flew out east along Valley Road. At Long Nab a Swift was spotted flying south, while 5 Whimbrel and 2 Buzzards flew past, one north and one south. 10 Wheatears were on Seamer Carr and another on Star Carr, while a Sedge Warbler and 2 Whitethroats were on the south side of the tip. The 5 Ring Ouzels remain in the area also, in a hawthorn strip in the northern part of the field, and a Yellow Wagtail flew over. A Swallow was on the Cleveland Way south of Holbeck, while Swifts were seen - one heading north over Burniston, one flying over Crossgates, and one feeding over Oliver's Mount before heading towards town. 3 Cranes were seen, firstly heading west from Seamer Tip and over Seamer Church, then later heading west over Throxenby Mere, and finally just one seen this evening heading east along Valley Road. A Red Kite flew over Crossgates, and on the flash below Low Moor Farm there were 5 Greylag Geese and 3 Canada Geese. A Swallow was seen over Wrench Green in the afternoon, then in the early evening a group of approximately 25 House Martins and 3 Swallows were seen feeding there, while 2 Kingfishers, a Dipper and 6 Mandarins were also present.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Jackdaw doing some serious construction work - Judi Kent Pyrah

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