Sunday, 5 April 2020

Sunday 5th April

Heard over Westwood Court last night were: 2 Grey Herons, 2 Moorhens, a Water Rail, Redshank, Little Ringed Plover and 2 Redwings; a Common Sandpiper was heard over Stepney. The Low Yedmandale area was rather quiet with just 3 Chiffchaffs, 3 Yellowhammers, 2 Goldfinch, a Linnet, Robin and Greenfinch. 2 Roe Deer, a Buzzard, 2 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 2 Yellowhammers, 2 Grey Herons, a flock of Linnets and a Skylark were at Johnson's Marsh. Wheatears were seen in the Scalby Lodge pond area (2), Cayton Bay and the fields below Seamer Tip pool (2). A Lesser Black-backed Gull was at the Open Air Theatre, and another flew over Londesborough Road, as did a Peregrine and a Sparrowhawk. 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 5 Redshank, a Curlew, and 8 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills and 2 White Wagtails were in the Sealife Centre compound. A Little Egret was at Seamer Mead, about 100 Fieldfares were by Star Carr, and there was an influx of Linnets at Seamer Tip. 7 Redwings and a Blackcap were in Sweetbecks Plantation and 3 Pink-footed Geese were in the field by Seamer Tip bridge. Flying south past Long Nab were: 9 Sand Martins, 112 Meadow Pipits, 372 Linnets and 39 Goldfinches, while a Swallow and a Golden Plover flew north. 3 Sand Martins were back at the Jackson's Bay colony; at Gristhorpe Cliff there were 30+ Curlew, 3 Ring Ouzels, a Swallow and 2 more flying south; and in Gristhorpe Bay there were 2 Sandwich Terns. At Barmoor Lane in Burniston there were 2 Greylag Geese and a Blackcap, while a Swallow flew over. A Sand Martin flew south over Scalby Beck, a Great Crested Grebe and 24 Purple Sandpipers were at the harbour, and 550 Kittiwakes were on the sea off Marine Drive. A Little Ringed Plover flew south and a House Martin flew north over Crossgates early this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Blue Tit - Chris Bell

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