Saturday 31 October 2020

Saturday 31st October

 50 Fieldfares were seen flying west over Cockrah Road early this morning, and another 200 were in the field above the caravan park. In the afternoon 11 Whooper Swans landed at the south end of Cayton Bay, 100m offshore. A White-fronted Goose, 4 Pink-footed Geese and 5 Barnacle Geese were at Wykeham Lakes.

Jay - Alan Hunt

Friday 30 October 2020

Friday 30th October

 3 Whooper Swans flew south past Marine Drive early this morning, and a Velvet Scoter was again in Jackson's Bay, diving frequently. A Marsh Tit was in Scalby Beck. A Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap were in Cornelian Ravine, and a Water Rail was along the beck there. A Yellow-browed Warbler  and a Chiffchaff were in Holbeck Ravine, and a female Merlin was seen flying south through South Cliff. 6 Red-throated Divers and a Common Scoter were feeding in Cayton Bay. 80+ Pink-footed Geese flew south over Mere Valley and 130+ were seen over Hovingham Drive. A Peregrine was spotted over Yedmandale Road. 3 Lapland Buntings were in the stubble field near the Long Nab observatory, where a Black-throated Diver, a Great Northern Diver, and a Velvet Scoter flew north, and 3 Whooper Swans, a Grey Plover, 11 Rock Pipits and 2 Twite flew south. A Great White Egret was still at Wykeham Lakes, and in the Bridestones area of Dalby Forest there were 6 Marsh Tits, a Green Woodpecker, 5 Crossbills, 3 Mistle Thrushes and 4 Jays.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Chris Bell

Thursday 29 October 2020

Thursday 29th October

 A Wood Lark was seen heading south over Ravenscar this morning, and a Kingfisher was in the outer harbour. Highlights of the morning's watch at Long Nab included a Black-throated Diver heading north, plus a Great Northern Diver, an Arctic Skua, 9 Whooper Swans, a Merlin and a House Martin all heading south.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Wren - Chris Dalton

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Wednesday 28th October

62 Teal were on Johnson's Marsh this morning. 9 Whooper Swans were seen heading west over Flixton, a single Whooper was on Seamer Road Mere, and 42 Whoopers and 2 Twite were the highlights going south through South Cliff. A second Yellow-browed Warbler joined the one that has been in Holbeck Ravine for some time. The Great Grey Shrike was seen again at Derwent Head, plus a second individual at Stoney Rigg. A Whinchat was just south of Derwent Head, a cream-crowned Marsh Harrier was seen over the moors behind Stoney Rigg before drifting south-east into Harwood Dale, and a ringtail Hen Harrier was spotted briefly at Lunn Rigg. In the early afternoon 160+ Pink-footed Geese flew south over Wykeham Lakes, where there were 3 Goldeneye, 2 Shoveler, 21 Gadwall, 26 Teal, 5 Barnacle Geese, 120+ Lapwing, 115 Common Gulls, 60 Black-headed Gulls, 180+ Herring Gulls and 2 Kingfishers. 2 Red-throated Divers, 3 Guillemots, 2 Grey Seals and 3 Porpoises were off Marine Drive, and a Water Rail was at the Open Air Theatre. 2 Red Kites were also seen over Wykeham Lakes before leaving eastwards.

Water Rail at the Open Air Theatre - Jan and Gary Powell

Tuesday 27th October

 12 Whooper Swans flew past Long Nab, then over Holbeck, South Cliff and Knipe Point this morning, and a Velvet Scoter was in Jackson's Bay. 4 Willow Tits, 6 Marsh Tits, 2 Nuthatches, 8 Jays and 5 Crossbills were seen/heard round the Dalby Haygate circuit. 3 very large skeins of Pink-footed Geese were seen flying over Barmoor then Hovingham Drive, then 50 minutes later another 43 were seen heading south over Peasholm. Highlights from South Cliff include 10 Tundra Bean Geese, 27 Whooper Swans, 2 House Martins, 304 Chaffinch, 235 Goldfinch and 36 Crossbills all heading south, plus a Short-eared Owl which flew north. Highlights from Ravenscar include: 158 Pink-footed Geese, 15 Coal Tits, 11 Blue Tits, 12 Fieldfare, 278 Chaffinch, 23 Brambling, 172 Lesser Redpoll and a Corn Bunting all heading south, plus another 104 Fieldfare going west.

Marsh Tit - Terry Hobson

Monday 26 October 2020

Monday 26th October

 A Great Grey Shrike was seen at Derwent Head Rigg early this morning. A Yellow-browed Warbler was again in Holbeck Ravine, together with a Chiffchaff, and 4 Blackcaps were also at Holbeck. A Water Pipit was spotted at Wykeham South Lake before it flew off southwards. Also present at Wykeham Lakes were a Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, 5 Barnacle Geese (East Lake), 19 Gadwall, 24 Tufted Duck, 12 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 58 Coot and 24 Long-tailed Tits. There was a Kingfisher in the harbour, but no longer any sign of the Red-necked Grebe. 2 Goosanders flew south past Long Nab this morning, a Swallow flew south over Gristhorpe this afternoon, and 3 Bramblings were in a Hutton Buscel garden.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Brambling - Alan Hunt

Sunday 25 October 2020

Sunday 25th October

 The Red-necked Grebe has again been at the harbour, at times just outside the harbour off lighthouse pier, and at other times in the inner harbour. 3 Purple Sandpipers were also roosting on East pier, and a Chiffchaff was on the south side of Castle Hill. A Merlin flew south at Ravenscar, 94 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh, and a Velvet Scoter was at Cloughton Wyke. A Water Rail was spotted at the Open Air Theatre and a Stonechat at Marvel's. South Cliff was generally quiet this morning with the highlight being 17 Rock Pipits heading south. 5 Barnacle Geese and 4 Pink-footed Geese were at Wykeham Lakes.

Grey Wagtail - Jan and Gary Powell

Saturday 24 October 2020

Saturday 24th October

 2 Tundra Bean Geese flew north past Long Nab this morning, a Great Northern Diver flew south, and a Jack Snipe was present in the stubble field. A Long-tailed Duck was in the bay at Cloughton Wyke, and at Scalby Mills a Common Scoter flew into North Bay and a Dipper was down the beck. A Merlin flew south over the A170 at Ebberston, and another flew inland over Filey Road in the Cornelian Bay area. A Red-necked Grebe was found in the harbour late in the morning and remained there into the early afternoon. An adult Mediterranean Gull and a Kingfisher were both seen at Scalby Mills this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Red-necked Grebe at the harbour - Chris Bell

Friday 23 October 2020

Friday 23rd October

 2 Richard's Pipits flew north along South Cliff this morning, and a first winter Mediterranean Gull was at Seamer Road Mere. A possible female Velvet Scoter was diving off Jackson's Bay and heading south. Other birds seen along South Cliff this morning include: a Swallow, a House Martin, 202 Meadow Pipits, 166 Chaffinch, 11 Bullfinch, one Twite, 318 Lesser Redpoll, 55 Crossbills and 223 Siskin all heading south, plus a Lapland Bunting heading north. An "eastern" Lesser Whitethroat (blythi or halimodendri race) remains just south of the Ravenscar tea rooms, while 33 Collared Doves were seen in Staintondale. On Castle Hill there were 2 Goldcrests and a Chiffchaff with a tit flock, 6 Redwing flew in off the sea, and a Fieldfare was on Castle Tops. 

Wigeon - Jan and Gary Powell

Thursday 22 October 2020

Thursday 22nd October

 10 Crossbills and 2 Siskins were seen heading south over Cayton early this morning. A Richard's Pipit was spotted in the stubble field at Long Nab, and heading past southwards were 12 Whooper Swans, 2 Pintail, 69 Common Gulls, 12 Redpolls and 3 House Martins. A  Lesser Whitethroat, probably of the race "Halimodendri", was near the tea rooms in Ravenscar, where there were also 2 Willow Tits, and moving south were 2 Swallows, 30 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipits, 75 Siskin, 35 Crossbills, 30 Redpolls, 10 Linnets and 2 Fieldfares. 30 Siskins were also seen at Yedmandale Road. There was no sign today of the Dusky Warbler but a Chiffchaff and a Blackcap remained in Cornelian Ravine, and a Willow Warbler and a Yellow-browed Warbler were newly arrived there. Also seen on South Cliff were a Yellow-browed Warbler lingering north of Holbeck, plus 25 Pink-footed Geese, 5 House Martins, 2 Swallows, 69 Lesser Redpoll and a Lapland Bunting flying south. A Great White Egret was at Wykeham Lakes.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Great White Egret - Alan Hunt

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Wednesday 21st October

 The Dusky Warbler was still present in Cornelian Ravine this morning and into the early afternoon. A Great White Egret, 2 Blackcaps, a Marsh Tit and 6 Bramblings were at Cloughton Wyke, where a Sandwich Tern flew south. Along South Cliff there were 5 Blackcaps, a Yellow-browed Warbler, and 4 Chiffchaffs, including a possible tristis but no call was heard. Also seen there were Dark-bellied Brent Goose, a Swallow, 173 Lesser Redpoll, 47 Crossbills and a Lapland Bunting flying south. At Wykeham Lakes there were 7 Whooper Swans and 5 Barnacle Geese on East Lake, and 2 Great White Egrets and a Water Rail at South Lake.

Eastern type Lesser Whitethroat - John Harwood

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Tuesday 20th October

 A Dusky Warbler was in Cornelian Ravine this morning, where it was calling often and loosely associating with 2 Blackcaps. 5 Barnacle Geese remain on Wykeham East Lake, and 3 Whooper Swans on the new workings lake. Things were generally quiet at Long Nab with the main birds of interest being a first winter Caspian Gull and a first winter Mediterranean Gull, both passing southwards. 2 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 6 Fieldfares and 6 Redwings were seen along South Cliff in the morning, and 6 Redwings were also seen at Cloughton in the afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Dusky Warbler - Chris Bradshaw

Monday 19 October 2020

Monday 19th October

 88 Crossbills flew south along South Cliff this morning, and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were in the ravine north of the Holbeck landslip. 52 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh, while Crook Ness was quiet with just a small tit flock. A Great White Egret was seen over Wrench Green mid-morning.

Short-eared Owl - Ray Maddison

Sunday 18 October 2020

Sunday 18th October

 Today's big news was a Red-throated Pipit found on the Holbeck landslip area this morning, where it stayed for about an hour before flying off southwards. A Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Goldcrests, a Blackcap and a Pallas's Warbler were seen at Crook Ness, 2 Snipe were in the Long Nab stubble field, and at Castle Hill there was a Lesser Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, 6 Redwings and about 10 Goldcrests. A Swallow was spotted flying north at Bent Rigg Lane at midday. A Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were seen on South Cliff, where a Whooper Swan flew over north. A Brent Goose flew over Crook Ness this afternoon, where the Pallas's Warbler was still present but elusive. 200 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying north over Scalby, 80 flew south high over Crook Ness, and about 100 flew south over Hutton Buscel. A Short-eared Owl was at Scalby Nab.

The Holbeck Red-throated Pipit - Steven Wignill

Saturday 17 October 2020

Saturday 17th October

 3 Richard's Pipits were seen at the Long Nab scrape this morning before they flew north, appearing to land near the ringing plantation. Another flew west from the stubble behind the Long Nab observatory a little later. One was still present behind the observatory in the early afternoon when it flew north towards Cloughton Wyke. Yet another flew in off the sea mid-afternoon at Crook Ness and continued north over the stubble field towards Cloughton. A Kingfisher was seen at the Open Air Theatre lake in the morning, and at Seamer Road Mere there was a first winter Mediterranean Gull, 66 Moorhens and 3 Little Grebes. 5 Barnacle Geese were at Wykeham East Lake, where a pale-bellied Brent Goose and 2 Shovelers were also seen on the new workings lake. The Blythi Lesser Whitethroat was still at Holbeck this morning and a new Yellow-browed Warbler was to the north of the Holbeck landslip. At Scalby Mills there were 193 Wigeon, and at Castle Hill there was a Brambling, a Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Barnacle Geese with Greylags - Chris Bull

Friday 16 October 2020

Friday 16th October

 A Richard's Pipit was in the stubble field at Long Nab and a ringtail Hen Harrier was hunting over the fields near Fields Farm. A Chiffchaff was at Crook Ness, and a Yellow-browed Warbler was seen in the cliff top scrub just north of there. A blythi type Lesser Whitethroat was at Holbeck, and a Mediterranean Gull an a Kittiwake were at Scalby Mills. 2 Marsh Tits Tits plus small numbers of Goldcrests and Blackbirds were on Castle Hill in the early afternoon, while later the area was quiet, with just 4 Goldcrest, a Redwing and 11 Blackbirds of note. 6 Purple Sandpipers and 52 Turnstones were roosting at the harbour, and 200+ Starlings were at Crook Ness. At Wykeham Lakes a pair of Common Scoter were seen on South Lake, while 5 Barnacle Geese were on East Lake.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Kestrel - John Hume

Thursday 15 October 2020

Thursday 15th October

 A Little Egret flew north over Cayton this morning towards Cayton Bay, where there were 2 Peregrines and 6 Stonechats, plus small flocks of Starlings which flew in off the sea. 3 Velvet Scoter and 2 Eider flew north, and a Pintail flew south, past an otherwise rather quiet Long Nab. About 100 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills, and at the harbour there was a female Eider, a Guillemot, a Turnstone and a Cormorant.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Teal - Alan Hunt

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Wednesday 14th October

 A Yellow-browed Warbler, a Raven, a Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats and 20 Skylarks were seen at Cloughton Wyke this morning, while in the afternoon the Yellow-browed Warbler was still there together with 3 Bramblings, 2 Blackcaps and 3 Goldcrests. A Siberian Chiffchaff was spotted near the entrance to the kennels at Crook Ness, and a Richard's Pipit flew north over the cover crop field at Long Nab. The first 2 Woodcocks of the season arrived in off the sea at South Cliff, and another Yellow-browed Warbler was in Peasholm Park by the island.

full count from Long Nab here:

Redshank - Stephen Beaver

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Tuesday 13th October

 A Lapland Bunting was in the stubble field behind the Long Nab Observatory early this morning. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 of them possibly lingering birds, were at South Cliff, where small numbers of Redwings were arriving in off the sea. A Goldeneye and a Kingfisher were seen at Brompton Ponds. Birds passing Long Nab included 16 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 28 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Greylag Geese all heading south, plus 2 Pintails, 4 Red-throated Divers, and 43 Common Scoter all heading north. A Twite flew in off the sea then continued southwards. A Raven was spotted flying south at Cloughton Wyke, where there were also 4 Red-throated Divers, a Peregrine, 80 Redwings, 4 Fieldfares, 2 Chiffchaffs, 6 Goldcrests, 60 Tree Sparrows and 20 Yellowhammers. 4 Red-throated Divers, 5 Guillemots and 2 drake Eiders were seen off North Marine Drive, 2 Merlins flew together south over South Bay from the Castle to Holbeck, and a pair of Peregrines were on the Grand Hotel. 26 Bramblings, 9 Redwings, a Fieldfare and a Chiffchaff were on the south side of Castle Hill, and a single Sanderling was spotted in Cayton Bay.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Brambling - Chris Dalton

Monday 12 October 2020

Monday 12th October

 A Guillemot was seen in the harbour this morning, and 4 Goldeneye were at Wykeham South Lake. 7 Skylarks, 2 Jays, a Kestrel, a Bullfinch and 10 male Blackbirds were seen on Cockrah Road, where the Blackbird numbers have been generally increasing. Highlights passing south through South Cliff include: 21 Whooper Swans, 56 Lesser Redpolls, and 68 Crossbills (plus 2 Crossbills north), while small numbers of Starlings and Redwings have been observed arriving in off the sea. 22 Fieldfares flew over Dean Road this afternoon, and at least 100 Redwings came in off the sea this afternoon before continuing west up Valley Road.

Stonechat - Stephen Beaver

Sunday 11 October 2020

Sunday 11th October

 A Short-eared Owl was seen in the grass on the cliff top near the Long Nab observation hut before flying off northwards. Small numbers of Redwings and Blackbirds were along the Cleveland Way and at Cliff Top House, while at least 50 Redwings were around town at first light. A Kingfisher was seen at the Open Air Theatre, 2 Whooper Swans flew inland over Johnson's Marsh, and about 80 Pink-footed Geese flew south just inland of North Bay. Highlights from a short sea watch from Marine Drive include 2 Velvet Scoter, 4 Sooty Shearwaters and a Red-breasted Merganser all heading north, plus an Arctic Skua and another Red-breasted Merganser heading south. Highlights from Castle Hill this morning include 25 Blackbirds, a Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaffs, a Yellow-browed Warbler, and a Brambling. 3 Purple Sandpipers were on East Pier.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Whooper Swans at Wykeham Lakes - Alan Hunt

Saturday 10 October 2020

Saturday 10th October

 5 Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted in South Bay this morning, heading south, while in Cornelian Bay there were 2 Red-throated Divers. 200+ Greylag Geese were in a field near Wykeham East Lake, where there were about 250 Lapwing and small groups of Bramblings flying south-west. 7 Whooper Swans were on the South Lake. A flock of about 100 Greylag Geese with one white bird was in a field near Jackson's Lane, between Oliver's Mount and Eastfield. The main highlight at Long Nab was a first winter Mediterranean Gull flying north. An adult Mediterranean Gull was at Seamer Tip large pool, together with 7 Gadwall and a single Teal. 84 Lapwings were at Harwood Dale Lake.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Dunnock - Ray Maddison

Friday 9 October 2020

Friday 9th October

 A Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Blackcaps were at Crook Ness this morning. Highlights seen passing south through South Cliff include 812 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Swallows, 2 House Martins and 157 Crossbills, while a Goosander flew north. 5 House Martins were feeding over Oliver's Mount, A small pod of Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted travelling north past Marine Drive. A Little Egret was feeding in Cornelian Bay, while in the ravine there were a pair of Blackcaps, a Grey Wagtail and a Goldcrest. In the Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint area there were 2 Willow Tits, while skeins of 63 and 12 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying south.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Stonechat - Stephen Beaver

Thursday 8 October 2020

Thursday 8th October

 8 Redwings were seen in Wrench Green this morning, and a large flock of Pink-footed Geese flew over North Bay. A Short-eared Owl flew in high over Scalby Nab shortly after midday before circling high over the Dean Road area and heading off towards the castle. A Barred Warbler was seen briefly at Crook Ness.

Rock Pipit - Stephen Beaver

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Wednesday 7th October

 A Swallow was spotted in Hutton Buscel this morning, and 2 House Martins were at Oliver's Mount. 120 Lapwings were at Wykeham South Lake, a Snipe was at the South Lake, another Snipe was at Taylor Way pools, a Green Sandpiper was at Potter Brompton Carr, and 80 Starlings were at Ganton Golf Club.

Oystercatcher - Stephen Beaver

Tuesday 6 October 2020

Tuesday 6th October

 2 juvenile Buzzards were seen this morning from Far Lane in Hutton Buscel, as was a mixed finch/tit flock which included 20 Yellowhammers and 6 Long-tailed Tits. A Little Bunting was seen at 09:50 south of the Holbeck car park but was not then seen again. A Yellow-browed Warbler and a Chiffchaff were at Cloughton Newlands by the sewage works, while at Cloughton Wyke there were 2 Stonechats, 80 Goldfinch and 2 Red-throated Divers. 4 Redwings, 6 Bullfinches and 2 Crossbills were seen at Pye Rigg, Staintondale, and a Little Owl was spotted in Snainton. A Yellow-browed Warbler was on the south side of Castle Hill.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Little Owl - Chris Bell

Monday 5 October 2020

Monday 5th October

 A Great White Egret was at Johnson's Marsh this morning, and 62 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills. 60 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Wrench Green where a Stonechat and 2 Willow Tits were present. At Wykeham East Lake this afternoon there were 126 Greylags, 18 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Cormorants, 20+ Lapwings, 12 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebes and 33 Mallards.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Red-throated Diver - Stuart Baines

Sunday 4 October 2020

Sunday 4th October

 Early this morning a Wryneck was spotted in a clump of willows just south of the Holbeck car park. Other migrants along South Cliff included 2 Blackcaps, 8 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 13 Goldcrests, 61 Robins, 3 Redwings and 6 Song Thrushes. A Whitethroat, a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Chiffchaff and 15+ Robins were seen at Sycarham Woods, while a Redstart, a Garden Warbler and a Chiffchaff were in a copse south of Newlands Road, Cloughton. A Short-eared Owl flew in off the sea at Ravenscar. Also in the Bent Rigg area were 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Goldcrests, about 20 Song Thrushes, 15 Redwings, a Brambling and 10 Siskins, while 30 Crossbills flew north. A Chiffchaff was in Heron Lane gardens, 2 Greenshank were at Wykeham Lakes, and 75 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Cayton Bay. Highlights at Long Nab included 6 Blackcaps, 6 Chiffchaffs, 55 Goldcrests, 70 Robins, 10 Bramblings, 8 Redwings, 8 Song Thrushes, 6 Swallows and 120 Starlings. 6 Sandwich Terns were on the rocks at Scalby Mills this afternoon, 120+ Pink-footed Geese flew south over Hoxton Road, and at Scarborough Bowls Club there were 10 Robins, a Chiffchaff, 12 Blackbirds and a Sparrowhawk.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Dunlin - Mark Hepples

Saturday 3 October 2020

Saturday 3rd October

 A Kingfisher was seen at Seamer Road Mere this morning, a Wheatear was on the outer harbour rock armour, and 100+ Lapwings were at Wykeham South Lake. Migrants observed at Long Nab included 2 Redstarts, a Whitethroat, 5 Blackcaps, 9 Chiffchaffs, 5 Bramblings, 55 Robins, 65 Redwings, 34 Song Thrushes and 34 Goldcrests, plus a second Whitethroat at Crook Ness. Migrants observed on Castle Hill were a Redstart, 6 Blackcaps, 6 Chiffchaffs, 5 Bramblings, 65 Robins, 15 Redwings, 35 Song Thrushes, a Ring Ouzel, a Willow Warbler and 60 Goldcrests. 5 Golden Plover and 26 Wigeon flew past south, and 7 Wigeon and 2 Shoveler flew past north.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Wheatear - Chris Bell

Friday 2 October 2020

Friday 2nd October

 A Merlin was seen at Long Nab early this morning, where the sea watch was generally quiet with highlights being 7 Shelduck passing by north, and a Pintail plus 2 Red-throated Divers heading south. 16 Wigeon, a female Goldeneye and 2 Pochard were at Wykeham South Lake, while at East Lake there were 59 Mallard and 3 Shoveler, plus 75 Pink-footed Geese flew over. 125 Pink-footed Geese were also seen hale a mile east of Pickering, flying north. 71 Wigeon, 27 Teal and 2 Pintail flew south past South Cliff, while 33 Teal and 3 Brent Geese flew north. A Yellow-browed Warbler remained on Castle Hill this afternoon, while passing by were 5 Brent Geese and 2 Manx Shearwaters heading north and 31 Teal and 62 Wigeon heading south.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Great White Egret - Melanie Pearl

Thursday 1 October 2020

Thursday 1st October

150 Starlings flew over Cockrah Road this morning, at Northstile Pool there was a Little Egret plus 25 Teal, and at Burton Riggs there were 19 Tufted Ducks. A Swallow flew over Scalby Lodge, where 80+ Pink-footed Geese were also seen flying south. Chiffchaffs and a Yellow Wagtail were along the beck at Scalby Mills. A juvenile Goshawk, a Bullfinch and 2 Jays were spotted in Forge Valley, and a Nuthatch was seen at Yedmandale Road. At Wykeham South Lake there were 6 Little Grebes, a Goldeneye, 43 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebes and a Redwing. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were together on the south side of the castle above the play area, and another was calling mid-morning at the start of the Sandybed nature trail near Sandybed Stores.

Curlew at Scalby Mills - Paul Tozer