Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Tuesday 23rd June

85 Crossbills, 71 Siskins, a Lesser Redpoll and a Cuckoo flew south past Ravenscar early this morning, while highlights passing South Cliff included 1286 Swifts, 13 Sand Martins, 327 Crossbills and 198 Siskins. A Whimbrel and a Redshank were on Black Rocks, a Cuckoo was at Scalby Lodge pond, and 2 Buzzards flew over Filey Road/Sea Cliff Road. 15 Crossbills flew over Whin Bank and 2 over Peasholm. At Long Nab a first summer Mediterranean Gull flew north, and 4 Curlew and 403 Swifts flew south. A Common Sandpiper was seen at Wykeham South Lake, and a Little Egret was near the new workings. Sightings from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint include a pale male Honey Buzzard, a cream crowned Marsh Harrier and a Hobby. 2 fledged Tawny Owls were spotted in East Ayton.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200623

Castle Headland Peregrines - Joe Bamfield

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