Thursday 24 March 2022

Thursday 24th March

A male Wheatear, 2 White Wagtails and a Snow Bunting at Long Nab. A drake Common Scoter was discovered on Wykeham South Lake ( Water Park ), where other notable sightings from the lakes collectively included 15 Goldeneye, a female Northern Pintail, four Oystercatcher, seven Northern Shoveler, three Shelduck, 20 plus Reed Buntings and Kingfisher. A Great Northern Diver and single Common Scoter were in South Bay and three Mediterranean Gulls, two first summer and one second summer remained off Holbeck. A female Goosander was at Troutsdale and a Shelduck frequented a small pond south of Seamer Tip pool. A female Peregrine was noted at Burniston Cliffs and Scalby Mills hosted a Dipper. Two Shelduck, three Teal and three Moorhen were at Scalby Lodge Pond with 14 Curlew nearby. The early morning high tide wader roost at Gristhorpe Bay (0630 hrs- 0730hrs), revealed 154 Curlew, 114 Redshank, 83 Oystercatcher, four Purple Sandpiper and two Turnstone. A Northern Wheatea was also noted there. Many migrating Redwings were heard during the evening passing over the town and Middle Deepdale and a Coot was noted over the latter site.
. Photo by Terry Hobson.

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