Monday 24 October 2022

Monday 24th October

A probable Pallid Swift was feeding over Cornelian Ravine at 0826hrs but not seen after 0856hrs. A drake Common Scoter and two Red-throated Divers were at the mouth of the Harbour and 15 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh. 18 Gadwall and two female Shoveler were at Seamer Tip Pool and approximately 150 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Crossgates. 10 Tundra Bean Geese flew south at South Cliff at 1104hrs. Other highlights south at South Cliff were seven Whooper Swans, one Grey Plover, 356 Skylark (15N), 77 Tree Sparrow, 196 Siskin, two Twite and 37 Redpoll sp. A Jack Snipe arrived in off the sea and one Yellow-browed Warbler was still along the Cleveland Way just south of Holbeck car park. Two mobile Black Redstarts were ranging along the base of the Castle Headland and two Chiffchaffs were on the north side of Castle Hill. 26 Teal, seven Wigeon, a Grey Plover, nine Ringed Plover and 12 Purple Sandpipers were at Yons Nab this afternoon. 19 Little Gulls were feeding offshore and a single Twite was along Cayton Bay cliff top. A first calendar year Caspian Gull, one Little Egret, one Manx Shearwater, one Pintail, one Arctic Skua and 1,295 Gannets flew south at Long Nab. A Corn Bunting was in the vicinity of the cover crop and hedge off Station Lane. A Goosander was at Scalby Beck cut.

Drake Common Scoter by Kevin Groocock.

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