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

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