Monday 25 April 2022

Monday 25th April

Two Bramblings were im Wykeham Forest this morning and a female Ring Ouzel was in fields along The Dell, Eastfield. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling fron scrub alongside the railway line halfway between The Mere and Dean's Garden Centre. A Whooper Swan was still present at Seamer Road Mere. At Wykeham Lakes, a pair of Garganey was still on the west side of the island on the Water Park Lake. Two Shelduck, two Teal, a Little Ringed Plover and three singing Sedge Warblers were also present. Single Goosander, Whimbrel, and Arctic Tern passed Long Nab this morning and a White Wagtail in the Obs field flew off north. At Dalby Forest in the Flainsley and Sutherbuff Riggs area, four Tree Pipits, five Blackcaps, three Willow Warblers and three Nuthatch were present. Single Common Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat were at Burton Riggs. A flock of 10 Arctic Terns flew out east from Scalby Mills this afternoon having appreoached from the west and a single Arctic Tern flew east over Crossgates this afternoon. A singing Turtle Dove, two Teal, Oystercatcher and Common Whitethroat were at Harwood Dale Lake. 13 Jays were feeding in the Low Staindale-Swairdale area of Dalby Forest.
Photo of a Wren by Ray Maddison.

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