Friday 2 September 2022

Friday 2nd September

 A cream crowned Marsh Harrier was at Wykeham East Lake this morning along with eight Stock Doves and a Spotted Flycatcher was in Cornelian Ravine A Turtle Dove was along Rocks Lane, Burniston near the cottages and two Pintail flew north there. A flock of 280 Starlings were at Ravenscar Tea Rooms where six House Martin nests were still active. A Dunlin flew south there and two Common Snipe were at Hartwood Dale Lake. A Greenshank was at Scalby Mills, a Little Egret in Jackson's Bay and a Dunlin flew north there. 11 Turtle Doves were on wires at the rear of Burniston Village Hall and four Common Swift flew south over Burniston. A single Northern Wheatear was at Gristhorpe Bay. A Pied Flycatcher was on the south side of Castle Headland this afternoon by the top path and a Spotted Flycatcher was near the playground by the bottom path. A Curlew and a Ringed Plover flew through Wykeham East Lake this afternoon where there were 15 Teal, two Gadwall, three Wigeon, one Sand Martin, a cream crown Marsh Harrier and a juvenile Peregrine Falcon. At the Water Park a flock of five Common Sandpipers were on the island. Stock Doves had increased  to 30 at Wykeham Lakes in the afternoon and  a Peregrine Falcon flew south east over East Ayton this evening. Two Grey Plover flew in off the sea and continued SW at Long Nab this evening, two Whinchat were in the scrub and a single Arctic Skua flew north.

Barn Swallow by Phil Bennett.

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