Tuesday 15 March 2022

Tuesday 15th March.

Highlight of the day was certainly an Avocet which flew south at South Cliff at 0730hrs this morning, along with 151 Chaffinch and a White Wagtail. A single Dark bellied Brent Goose flew north there and nine Chiffchaffs were present. Further Chiffchaffs, which are now well in, included three singing at Burton Riggs, two at Wykeham Lakes and one near Seamer Tip Pool and further singles at Castle Hill, a Hutton Buscel garden and behind the Skate Park on Marine Drive, where a male Northern Wheatear was again seen. A flock of Common Scoter was noted at 0140hrs over Burniston and five Goldeneye remained at Wykeham South Lake. Two Kittiwakes had returned to The Spa Bridge and a small raft of 17 was seen off Marine Drive. 17 Fulmars were on Castle Cliffs and approximately 100 Fieldfare were at Star Carr including a splendid looking individual with a pure white head and neck.
Photo by Paul Tozer.

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