Friday 4 September 2020

Friday 4th September

 Highlights seen heading south at Ravenscar this morning include a Great White Egret, 1514 Meadow Pipits, 9 Grey Wagtails, 7 Crossbills and 192 Siskins. A Sand Martin and 2 Shovelers were at Seamer Tip Pool and 6 Curlew were in the fields below. A Great White Egret was at Wykeham South Lake, and in the Scalby Lodge pond area there were 17 Curlew, 2 Whitethroats, 60+ Goldfinches, 53 Tree Sparrows and 23 Oystercatchers, plus small numbers of Swallows moving south. Heading south at Long Nab were a Lapland Bunting, a Tree Pipit, 3653 Meadow Pipits, 12 Redpoll and 6 Yellow Wagtails, while a Goshawk flew north. 18 Bar-tailed Godwits arrived at Cromer Point and 8 Ruff flew north past Crook Ness. 4043 Meadow Pipits and 91 Swifts flew south at South Cliff, while 110 Swifts and 220 House Martins were feeding between Oliver's Mount and the Esplanade. 50+ House Martins and several Swifts were feeding over Woodlands Cemetery, and 10+ Goldfinches were around Plaxton Court. A Scaup was spotted at Wykeham South Lake this afternoon, as well as 3 Great Crested Grebes, 31 Coot and 2 Sedge Warblers. 10 Swifts were over Oliver's Mount this afternoon and 3 were over Dean Road this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Long-tailed Tit - Chris Bell

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