Saturday 30 April 2022

Saturday 30th April

A Dipper and a KIngfisher were at Wrnech Green this morning and three Sand Martins and a female Teal were at Seamer Tip Pool. Two Turtle Doves and a Garden Warbler were between Housedale and Newclose Rigg, Dalby and a Green Woodpecker was still above the Visitor Centre. The Whooper Swan remained at Seamer Road Mere and a late Fieldfare and Mistle Thrush were at Cloughton. CHiffchaffs and Common Whitethroats were widely reported toady as were Barn Swallows passing in small numbers. However; approximately 30 flew north over Crossgates and 205 flew north at Long Nab along with three House Martins and five Yellow Wagtails. A Marsh Tit was on Rocks Lane, Burniston near to the cinder track bridge. A Cuckoo was at Jugger Howe Beck. An Osprey flew north high over Broxa and a male Whinchat was in suitable breeding habitat there also. Displaying Tree Pipits were near The Falcon Inn and Harwood Dale Forest along with Redpoll and six Common Crossbills. A singing Common Redstart was at Castlebeck Woods. A Lesser Whitethroat was also noted near The Falcon Inn. A male Great Spotted Woodpecker and male Sparrowhawk were seen opposite The Mill Inn, Harwood Dale.
Chiffchaff by Phil Harrison.

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