Tuesday 5 May 2020

Tuesday 5th May

At Seamer Road Mere this morning there were 2 Common Sandpipers, a Sedge Warbler and a Garden Warbler, while a Hobby drifted over north-west. 5 Swifts were seen over Woodall Avenue, 12 over the old prison, 4 over the Esplanade, 2 at Kit Rigg, one over North Bay railway line, one over Garth End Road in West Ayton, 2 over Crossgates, 2 in the Old Town, and 3 over Lyell Street. 4 Wheatears were at Seamer Carr, a Whimbrel was at Star Carr, and a Yellow Wagtail was at Long Lane in Seamer. A male Greenland Wheatear was seen at Long Nab, and a Grasshopper Warbler was singing in scrub north of the Osgoodby park and Ride. A Little Owl and a Lesser Whitethroat were at Thornton Carrs, and Lesser Whitethroats were also seen at Falsgrave Park and at the Morrison's footpath. At Givendale in Dalby Forest there was a Yellow Wagtail, a Garden Warbler, about 20 Tree Pipits, and plentiful Crossbills and Siskins. A Cuckoo was calling around where the Great Moor Road meets Wykeham Forest, first at noon then again a couple of hours later. A cream crowned Marsh Harrier flew east over Flotmanby this afternoon. One had also been seen this morning over Cayton Bay, where 5 Sandwich Terns were seen feeding at midday before heading south. A Tawny Owl was seen at Dark Wood and 12 Swallows at Low Yedmandale. A Wheatear was in St Mary's churchyard. Seven Curlew and a Bar-tailed Godwit flew south at Gristhorpe Sands.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200505

Swift - Chris Bell

Robin fledgling with lockdown hair - Judi Kent Pyrah

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