Thursday 23 April 2020

Thursday 23rd April

An Osprey was seen at Low Yedmandale this morning, as well as 5 Chiffchaffs and 3 Yellowhammers, while a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler were at Dark Wood, and 3 Willow Warblers and 4 Greylags were at Cockrah Road. A female Wheatear was inside the Marine Drive wall, and 9 Blackcap and 7 Chiffchaff territories were identified on Castle Hill. Between White Nab and Holbeck there were 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 5 Whitethroats and a Willow Warbler, while 2 Swifts flew past southwards and a further Willow Warbler was at the Italian Gardens. A female Redstart was spotted at Hutton Buscel, 2 singing Yellow Wagtails were around Cromer Point, and the Grasshopper Warbler was still singing at Scalby Nab. 3 Oystercatcher chicks were with adults at Burton Riggs and a Sedge Warbler was at Seamer Tip pool. 3 Jackdaws were seen plucking hair from a recumbent cow in the field below Seamer tip pool, and 18 Black-headed Gulls and 2 Pintails flew east over Crossgates. At Johnson's Marsh there were 7 Teal and 4 Wigeon, while a Lesser Whitethroat was at Scalby Nab and 2 more were in the Scalby Lodge area. A cream crown Marsh Harrier flew east along Valley Road. A Ring Ouzel was recorded over Crossgates last night.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Yellow Wagtail - Nick Addey

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