A Spotted Flycatcher was above Scalby Mills this morning and a female Aythya duck species was briefly at Seamer Tip Pool before flying off. Two Wigeon were also present. Two Sanderling were in North Bay and two Chiffchaff and three Siskin were on the north side of Castle Hill. A Great White Egret flew over Crossgates towards the coast and a Little Egret was at Burton Riggs. An impressive 3,293 Meadow Pipits, 12 Common Buzzards and two Ruff flew south at South Cliff this morning and five Northern Wheatear and two Whinchat were present. One Common Redstart and one Northern Wheatear were at Hundale and a Great crested Grebe was offshore there. Four Wigeon, three Gadwall, 35 Teal, 90 Lapwing, three Common Snipe and 70 Great Black backed Gulls were at Wykeham East Lake. A day record count of 5,210 Meadow Pipits flew south at Long Nab between 0625hrs and 1300hrs along with three Ruff, one Hobby, and 11 Grey Wagtails. A single Great crested Grebe flew north there and a 1st calendar year Yellow-legged Gull and three Northern Wheatear were on rocks just north of the Obs. A Common Redstart and a Garden Warbler were at Crook Ness. A watch at Gristhorpe Bay between 0600hrs and 0900hrs accounted for 12 Grey Partridge, one Northern Wheatear, two pairs of Stonechat, one Common Snipe, 106 Great Black backed Gulls, four Redshank, nine Dunlin, 36 Curlew, one Whimbrel, 108 Oystercatcher, 14 Grey Heron, 19 Cormorant, 270 Goldfinch, 24 Meadow Pipit, 70 Swallow, 32 House Martin and two Common Buzzard. An afternoon watch there between 1400hrs and 1600hrs accounted for one Little Egret, 21 Grey Heron, 22 Cormorant, 172 Oystercatcher, 175 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Redshank, two Turnstone, one Golden Plover, five Sandwich Tern, three Red throated Diver and one pair of Stonechat. 12 Wigeon were in Jackson's Bay this evening.
Grey Wagtail by Stephen Beaver.