Monday 21 March 2022

Monday 21st March

A Red Kite drifted SW over Olivers Mount this morning and there was evidence of Siskin movementwith 186 flying south at South Cliff and 18 North and and six on a bird feeder on Heron Lane, Crossgates.The Whooper Swan remained on Saltpans Road, Cloughton with two Little Owls nearby and a Peregrine at Cloughton Wyke. A Goosander was the highlight at Harwood Dale Lake and two Dippers, a Grey Wagtail and three Mandarin Ducks were at Troutsdale bridge. Two pairs of Tufted Duck, a pair of Little Grebe and a single Oystercatcher were at Brompton Ponds. A collective count at Wykeham Lakes today included 11 Goldeneye, two Oystercatchers, three Nortthern Shoveler, at least eight Chiffchaff, 540 Common Gulls, 80 Black headed Gulls, six Lesser Black backed Gulls and 70 Herring Gulls. An unconfirmed report of an early Common Whitethroat at Scarborough Bowls Club was received today.
Photo by Joe Bamfield.

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