A Short-eared Owl and the Hen Harrier were both seen over the fields by Long Nab early this morning. Highlights passing Long Nab southwards through the morning include 5 Wigeon, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Green Sandpipers, a Hobby and 435 Sand Martins. A Whinchat and 5 Willow Warblers were between Holbeck car park and South Cliff golf course, and a Little Egret was at Johnson's Marsh. 3 Honey Buzzards and 2 Red Kites plus a Willow Tit were seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint and Troutsdale today, and a female Crossbill with a massive bill was spotted near the viewpoint. At Northstile Pool this afternoon there were 3 Green Sandpipers, while this evening the Hen Harrier was seen again at Long Nab and an adult Mediterranean Gull was 'anting' over the new housing estate at the end of Field Lane, Scalby. 17 Grey Herons were at Johnson's Marsh.
Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200807
|Crossbill - Melanie Pearl