Wednesday 8 April 2020

Wednesday 8th April

2 Pink-footed Geese, 4 Coot, 23 Tufted Duck and 2 Willow Warblers were at Seamer Road Mere this morning. 2 Willow Tits, 2 Marsh Tits, 2 Crossbills, 4 singing Willow Warblers and 5 Treecreepers were among the birds encountered on the edge of Wykeham Forest, while 5 Yellowhammers, 3 Skylarks and 17 Linnets were in the Coverdale Moor area. A Sparrowhawk circled over Londesborough Road, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker flew along the road. 3 Reed Buntings and 3 Buzzards were seen at Kit Rigg/Deepdale; 2 of the Buzzards were seen displaying then mating. A Water Rail was in the ditch on the east side of Seamer Tip, where a Wheatear was also seen, and about 80 Fieldfares and 2 Redwings were in the field to the south. A Little Egret and 19 Carrion Crows were on Seamer Mead, 2 Willow Tits were at Meads Lane, Crossgates, and a scattering of Willow Warblers were also around the area. A second calendar year Peregrine, 2 flava wagtails and a Sparrowhawk flew over Long Nab, and 5 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills. 2 Peregrines and a Swallow flew over Woodall Avenue, while a Peregrine and a Goshawk circled over Crossgates before heading back towards the coast, and a Swallow and 2 Sand Martins flew inland. A Gadwall and several Redwings flew over Westwood Court last night, and a Willow Warbler was there this morning.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Coal Tit - Chris Bell

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