Monday 2 November 2020

Monday 2nd November

 4 Lapland Buntings were seen this morning in the stubble field behind Long Nab, where the other highlights were a Black-throated Diver flying north, plus 2 Eiders and a female Merlin flying south. A Short-eared Owl was seen along a hedge north of Long Nab. 35 Linnets, 7 Skylarks, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammers, 4 Greenfinch and several Blackbirds were seen at Spikers Hill; 4 Jays were at High Yedmandale; and nearby at Coverdale Moor there were 12 Lapwing and large numbers of finches. 4 Hawfinch were spotted at Limekiln Lane, opposite the churchyard in Cayton. At Wykeham Lakes there were 4 Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon, a female Merlin, a Water Rail, 3 Shoveler, 60+ Teal, 15 Gadwall, 10 Little Grebe, 104 Lapwings and 16 Fieldfare, as well as 8 Crossbills flying south-west. A Goosander was at Scalby Mills, and 2 groups of 5 and 11 Whooper Swans were seen heading south just off Ravenscar.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Female Goosander with Wigeon - Alan Hunt

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