Saturday 27 June 2020

Saturday 27th June

A quieter morning at Ravenscar with just 138 Crossbills and 229 Siskins moving south today. 3 Sedge Warblers were in the reeds at the north end of Cayton Bay, while large numbers of  Swifts (110 in 15 minutes) were seen coming in south of Crook Ness. Highlights heading south through South Cliff included 4 Little Egrets, a Hobby, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 777 Swifts (plus 16 north), 119 Siskins and 58 Crossbills. 18 Curlew were in the roost there and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls were back in South Bay off Holbeck. At Seamer Road Mere 3 juvenile Grey Wagtails were feeding on some of the thousands of toadlets there, while 13 adult Tufted Duck were present with 2 broods, one with a single young and one with 10. 14 Black-headed Gulls, including a juvenile, were at Scalby Mills/Jackson's Bay, and 5 Black-headed Gulls flew high east along Valley Road this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Bullfinch - Terry Hobson

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