With some incredible falls of migrants along the east coast it was not surprising that one or two good birds would be discovered in the region. A PALLAS'S WARBLER was discovered at Cornelian this morning in company with a Yellow-browed Warbler and a second Yellow-browed Warbler was along the Cleveland way just south of Holbeck car park. A third Yellow-browed Warbler was on the south side of Castle Hill and a Firecrest was on the north side of Castle Hill below the archway. Other migrant totals at Castle Hill were 35 Goldcrest, 45 Robin, three Chiffchaff, one acredula type (northern) Willow Warbler and one Blackcap. A Peregrine Falcon was seen carrying a Water Rail prey. Migrant totals at South Cliff were three Chiffchaff, six Blackcap, 28 Goldcrest and 66 Robin. A single Brent Goose sp. flew south past Marine Drive, two Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew south past Long Nab and approximately 50 Pink-footed Geese flew east over Hutton Buscel. A Kingfisher was at the Open Air Theatre and approximately 25 Goldcrest, a mixed flock of a hundred Blackbird, Redwing and Fieldfare, three Woodcock and a Common Snipe were in the ringing plantation at Long Nab. Approximately 160 Starlings were on North Cliff Golf Course this morning and 80 Teal were on the sea between Holbeck and Cornelian where two Woodcock flew in off the sea with a third Woodcock arriving later in the day. Two Brambling, one Blackcap, many thrushes and Goldcrests were at Cornelian car Park and three Marsh Tits, two Goldcrests and six Long-tailed Tits were also present at Holbeck. Three Black Redstarts were discovered inside the Marine Drive wall late afternoon and a Lesser Whitethroat was in the gully north of Jackson's Bay. Also in Jackson's Bay area were five Blackcaps, 10 Goldcrest, two Bar-tailed Godwits. A single Lapwing arrived in off the sea and a drake Common Scoter was at Scalby Mills.
Pallas's Warbler by Chris Bradshaw.