Wednesday 1 July 2020

Wednesday 1st July

Today was Crossbill day! 13 flew north through South Cliff this morning, 139 flew south past Ravenscar, about 250 were seen in one group in Wykeham Forest, over 130 were seen in Dalby Forest in several flocks of which one numbered over 50, and 5 flew south through Seamer Road Mere. 3 Mediterranean Gulls remain in South Bay - 2 adults and a first summer bird - while another adult was in Burniston Bay. Also heading south past Ravenscar were  a Turtle Dove, 721 Siskins, 22 Chaffinches, 16 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch and a Lesser Whitethroat, while moving south past Long Nab were a Whimbrel, 6 Curlews and 2 Oystercatchers. A Turtle Dove was seen south of Givendale Farm in Dalby Forest.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Yellowhammer - Lynn Comley

1 comment:

  1. Crossbills wow, never seen one!
    Interesting to know who counted the exactly 721 Siskins & how!