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