Monday 31 August 2020

Monday 31st August

 A female Common Scoter was seen close inshore off Marine Drive this morning, heading south. A Marsh Harrier flew south at Long Nab, where the Hen Harrier was also seen again, and 9 Bar-tailed Godwits came in from the north and east. 4 Lesser Whitethroats, a Redstart, a Common Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warblers and 4 Chiffchaffs were in the Crook Ness/Cliff Top House area. A Bullfinch was in a garden at Ravenscar, an adult Peregrine was hunting over the St Columbus Ravine area, and 13 Buzzards were over Barmoor Lane. 20 Sandwich Terns were seen off Scalby Nab, 14 Teal and a Common Sandpiper were at Johnson's Marsh, and a Mediterranean Gull flew north-west over Crossgates. A Pied Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warblers and a Wheatear were on Castle Hill. 2 juvenile Scaup were at Wykeham South Lake this afternoon, along with a Reed Warbler and a Yellow Wagtail, while 52 Swifts were feeding with a large mixed flock of hirundines over fields to the south. At Crook Ness this afternoon there was a Garden Warbler, while at Long Nab a Sooty Shearwater, 2 Eiders and 2 Knot flew north and 104 Swallows and 17 Swifts flew south. 13 Turnstones, 4 Redshank and 30+ Swallows were seen at Scalby Nab this evening, and a single Dunlin was on North Bay beach. A Spotted Flycatcher was sound recorded over Peasholm at 22.26 hrs.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Bar-tailed Godwits - Chris Bell

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