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

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