Friday 15 April 2022

Friday 15th April

32 Curlew were at Folkton Carr early this morning. The first Sedge Warbler of the spring was at the eastern side of Seamer Tip along with three Blackcaps. The first Whinchat of spring was at Wykeham South Lake (Water Park) along with a good supporting cast including a Northern Shoveler and Common Buzzard and a Red Kite flew over. At South Cliff this morning, a Corn Bunting flew north and two Yellow Wagtails and a Brambling flew south. A Northern Wheatear was on the golf course. Three Eider flew south past Marine Drive and 16 Sandwich Terns flew north at Long Nab and three Yellow Wagtails went south. A Green Woodpecker was noted in Broxa Forest. A male Marsh Harrier flew south east over Gristhorpe in addition to a Yellow Wagtail. A Tree Pipit flew north at Ravenscar and approximately 25 Sand Martins had returned to the Stoupe Brow cliffs colony.A female Brambling returned to a a garden feeder at Heron Lane, Crossgates for the third consecutive day. Highlights from Dalby Haygate this morning included 14 Willow Warbler, 21 Chiffchaff, four Barn Swallow, four Blackcap, 22 Siskin, five Crossbill, two Nuthatch, one Treecreeper and a single Goldcrest.
Montage by Beverley Senturk.

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