Sunday 17 April 2022

Sunday 17th April

Up to three Ring Ouzels and seven Northern Wheatears were seen in the Stoupe Brow/ Ravenscar fields area today by the mast. Two Tree Pipits were singing in the Wrench Green area this morning and a Long eared Owl was reported from the Seamer Tip area. A singing male Common Redstart was seen by the Harwood Dale Lake pull in and a Green Woodpecker was at Harwood Dale Moor. Two Twite and a third calendar year Nediterranean Gull flew south at Long Nab. A Ring Ouzel and a flock of 52 Fieldfares were at Jugger Howe Moor and eight Sandwich Terns moved slowly south through North Bay. At Gristhorpe Bay, a Short eared Owl was again seen along with a single Common Whitethroat, two Stonechats and six Sandwich Terns flew south. Four Eider flew south across North Bay and Wykeham East Lake held two Lesser Black backed Gulls and two Stock Doves. A Male Marsh Harrier also flew west over there and a Blackcap was near the Trout Lake. A Red Kite flew south over Woodland Ravine. A Common Whitethroat was at Seamer Tip and a Garden Warbler at Meads Lane, Crossgates. 25 Purple Sandpipers roosted on East Pier at high tide.
Photo by John Harwood.

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