Sunday 13 November 2022

Sunday 13th November

 A Woodcock was at Cockrah Foot, Wrench Green this morning, Single Kingfishers were at Peasholm Park Lake and the Open Air Theatre and the long staying Whooper Swan was at Seamer Road (Scarborough) Mere. Highlights of the monthly WeBS Core Count at the Mere included five Mediterranean Gulls (2 adults, 2 first winter and 1 second winter), one Goldeneye, two Gadwall, 19 Tufted Duck, 85 Mallard, eight Little Grebe, 86 Moorhen, one Water Rail and one Kingfisher. A Dipper was in Peasholm Glen. A single Snow Bunting flew south at Scalby Nab and 10 Fieldfare, four Blackbird and 25 Starling arrived in off the sea. Approximately 10 Little Gulls were lingering off Scalby Mills. Three Little Gull, nine Turnstone and one Grey Heron were noted at Bogle Hole where16 Starling arrived in off the sea. Two Woodcock flew in off the sea at Long Nab and four Shelduck, 77 Golden Plover, one Grey Plover, 16 Dunlin, 15 Little Gulls (11N) and a Snow Bunting (same bird as Scalby Nab) flew south there. This evening along South Cliff, a Great Egret was with Grey Herons at Cornelian and a Lapland Bunting was in the filed by the sewage works. A Short-eared Owl, a Ring Ouzel and two Snow Buntings were the highlights of birds arriving in off the sea. South at sea were seven Dark-bellied Brent Geese (19N), 13 Shoveler and two Goldeneye. 85 Blackbirds were grounded. A Blackcap and a Chiffchaff were at Woodlands Drive. Some nocturnal movement was noted after 2100hrs with two skeins of Pink-footed Geese, a Wigeon flock, Golden Plover, Dunlin and a Barn Owl over Peasholm. Similar nocturnal movement was noted over Middle Deepdale with Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Common Snipe and three Dunlin flocks over. A fair few Redwings were noted flying over there from approximately 2300hrs.

Sparrowhawk by Andrew Woodcock.

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