Friday 11 March 2022

Friday 11th March

A Great White Egret was seen over Long Causeway, Wykeham this morning, a Chiffchaff was singing in Wrench Green and a Mediterranean Gull still at Holbeck. The high tide roost at Gristhorpe Bay revealed 252 Curlew, 108 Redshank, 52 Oystercatchers, 22 Turnstones, 7 Purple Sandpiper and 4 Dunlin. 3 Little Egrets and a Chiffchaff were at Folkton Sewage Treatment Works. 42 Curlew and 100 Fieldfare were in fields to the east of Folkton and a Crossbill flew north. A further Chiffchaff was seen along the Hertford River by Stockdales and two Little Grebe were also present. Further Chiffchaffs were noted amongst other common species in song at Woodlands Drive and Chafer Wood. In the Dalby/Haygate area, singles Goshawks and Sparrowhawks were noted along with four Common Buzzards, 12 Crossbills and approximately 130 Siskins. Seven Common Scoters flew south past Marine Drive and two pairs of Stonechats were at Gristhorpe Bay.
Phot by David Swann.

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