Wednesday 11 May 2022
Wednesday 11th May
Today's highlight was undoubtedly the SPOONBILL which was seen heading west this morning over Fields Farm near Long Nab. It was later seen at Filey Dams this evening. The Pale-bellied Brent Goose remained at Scalby Mills and four Northern Wheatears were on the see defences at Holbeck. Common Swifts continued to be more evident across the recording area with 14 seen screaming over Pickering Castle. Two Turtle Doves had returned to Burniston and three Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a drake Goosander were at Seamer Tip Pool. Six Sandwich Terns were fishing on Sandeels in North Bay. A pair of Eider were on the sea off Marine Drive as well as a Great Northern Diver. Wykeham Lakes held two Little Ringed Plovers, two Ringed Plovers, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two Common Sandpipers, one Dunlin, one Shelduck, two Egyptian Geese and a total of 45 Common Swifts. Three Reed Warblers were at the Match Lake. Five Northern Wheatears were on Snainton Lane north of Snainton this afternoon.