Thursday 11 August 2022

Thursday 11th August

 Something of an increase in activity was triggered by a shift in wind direction with a degree of easterly. A Pied Flycatcher was in Holbeck Ravine this morning and a Spotted Flycatcher flew south along the cliffs. 16 Willow Warblers were counted throughout the South Cliff area and three Black-tailed Godwits circled Cornelian Bay before heading off south. A Common Redstart was at Cliff Top Hose, Rocks Lane this morning and a Turtle Dove was again in the first Horse Paddock on Rocks Lane. A Common Sandpiper was on the rocks at Long Nab and a Garden Warbler was in the ringing plantation. Passing south at Long Nab were three Ringed Plover, one Little Ringed Plover, 52 Whimbrel (one north), 51 Golden Plover, one Greenshank and 283 Swallows. An Osprey flew in off the sea at Long Nab at 1535hrs and continued north. Two Lapwing, two Teal, two Shoveler, one Hobby, one Common Sandpiper, one Sand Martin and seven Lesser Black-backed Gulls were at Wykeham East Lake. 11 Common Swift flew south over Burniston at Lunchtime and the post breeding House Sparrow flock in the Burniston Gardens area totalled 52, including a high proportion of juveniles.

Sedge Warbler by Stephen Beaver.

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