The Purple Heron flew west over Crossgates at 10.30. A Hobby flew east there late morning. An early morning watch at Ravenscar saw 91 Crossbills, 63 Siskin and a Great Spotted Woodpecker south. A Marsh Harrier was hunting over fields at Long Nab this morning before moving off north at 09.25. Also north were 7 Whimbrel and a Golden Plover. 25 Dunlin flew south. Nine Mediterranean Gulls were in South Bay on Black Rocks (6 adults (2 new), 2 first and 1 second-summer), also 103 Black-headed Gulls and a Whimbrel there. Highlights past South Cliff included 13 Dunlin and a Whimbrel north plus 73 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns and a second-summer Mediterranean Gull north. A drake Common Scoter was at Wykeham South Lake, also LRP, On East Lake were 21 Tufted Ducks, 7 Lbb Gulls and a juvenile Wheatear.
Full counts from Long Nab; https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1074/20200722
|Stonechat Burniston - Ray Maddison|