Sunday 28 August 2022

Sunday 28th August

 A busy day. Passing south at Long Nab this morning were 1,873 Gannets (512N), two Little Egrets and two Common Buzzards,  Seven Shelduck, three Arctic Skuas and one Great Skua passed north there. A Sparrowhawk was seen to come off the sea at Long Nab this afternoon and a female Merlin was chasing finches at Cromer Point. A Marsh Harrier flew north high over High Wood Brow, Wykeham and a group of three plus Spotted Flycatchers were by the sea cut at Mowthorpe. a Green Sandpiper was at Northstile Pool this morning and three Willow Tits were heard from the track at Wrench Green. A Common Buzzard and Sparrowhawk were at Throxenby Mere, two Common Buzzard at Suffield and a Grey Wagtail and Stock Dove at Hackness. Two female Mandarin Ducks were at Scalby sea cut this morning and approximately 30 Swallows by the Sea Life Centre. Wykeham East Lake hosted a first calendar year Yellow-legged Gull, one Common Sandpiper, two Reed Warblers, four Shelduck, two Wigeon, 12 Teal and an Oystercatcher. Observations at Cloughton Newlands today revealed one Spotted Flycatcher, one Common Redstart, one Green Woodpecker and a ringed juvenile Peregrine Falcon. A Little Grebe with young were on the pond. Six Turtle Doves were behind Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall and two Common Swifts passed south there. A Little Egret was on the rocks at Cromer Point. Three Teal, 134 Oystercatchers, two Sanderling, two Dunlin, 37 Turnstone, four Redshank and a second calendar Mediterranean Gull were in Jackson's Bay. a first calendar year Caspian Gull and eight Arctic Skuas flew south at Long Nab this evening and a juvenile Little Gull flew north.

Long- tailed Tit by Martin Moseley.

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