Thursday 25 June 2020

Wednesday 24th June

A male Sparrowhawk was in a garden on Yedmamdale Road this morning, and a Hobby was seen being pursued over Crossgates by a dozen Swifts. 483 Crossbills and 1570 Siskins flew south past Ravenscar, while 9 Curlew, 1532 Swifts, 746 Siskins and 675 Crossbills flew south past South Cliff. A Quail was heard calling in the field behind the Long Nab observatory, and at Johnson's Marsh there were 2 Little Egrets and 2 Shelduck. A BBS survey at May Moss recorded breeding Redstart, Whinchat and Stonechat, plus good numbers of Meadow Pipits. A Buzzard was at May Beck. Highlights from a 1km square survey in the Newclose Rigg area of Dalby Forest included 5 Turtle Doves, a Willow Tit, Tree Pipits and 60 Crossbills flying over in small groups, plus more active in the forest. A survey at Troutsdale Moor revealed 2 Willow Tits, a Marsh Tit, 3 Jays and over 60 Crossbills. A Red Kite was seen being mobbed by 2 Sparrowhawks over Plaxton Court this afternoon, and 7 Common Scoter were seen heading north off Marine Drive this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Meadow Pipit - Scarborough Porpoise

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