Thursday 16 April 2020

Thursday 16th April

5 Pink-footed Geese remained at Seamer Road Mere this morning along with 25 Tufted Duck, and a Tree Pipit flew north over Queen Margaret's Road. In the Seamer Tip/Star Carr area there was a Sedge Warbler, a Common Whitethroat, a Brambling, 3 Ring Ouzels, 4 Wheatears and 9+ Fieldfares. A Common Snipe and 4 Willow Warblers were along New Dyke, and 5 Gadwall were at Seamer Tip pool. 4 Yellowhammers, 2 Herons and a Cormorant were seen on Cockrah Road, and a Ring Ouzel was at Harland Mount. A Wheatear flew low north-west at Long Nab and 8 Sandwich Terns flew north. At Johnson's Marsh there were 11 Teal, and at Scalby Mills there were 4 Wigeon. This afternoon a pair of Buzzards flew high over Stepney Road, and a Kestrel was on wires at Folkton Carrs. A Peregrine and 2 Buzzards were seen over a garden in Pickering, where there have been up to 3 House Martins for the last couple of days. 3 House Martins were also seen high over Wrench Green, and a Goshawk and 2 Curlew were at Ebberston Moor. A Whitethroat was at White Nab, South Cliff, and 274 Common Gulls (only 3 of them adults) flew out east along Valley Road this evening. A Whimbrel and a Redwing were recorded over Peasholm last night.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Kestrel - Simon Broad

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