Friday 24 March 2023

Friday 24th March

 A Barn Owl was  noted at 0101hrs at the bottom of Chain Hill, Marine Drive, an unusual location for the species. The two ALPINE SWIFTS continued to entertain birders throughout the day from the monument at Oliver's Mount and its environs where a Raven flew south and a Red Kite flew south over the town towards Oliver's Mount. The first House Martin of spring was also seen at Oliver's Mount today. A Red Kite was also seen flying south approximately 1 mile inland of Long Nab. A  Red-throated Diver and a Guillemot were in the harbour early this morning. Three Hawfinches were seen just below Cockmoor Hall Car Park as well as three Brambling, two Northern Goshawk, seven Common Buzzard, four Common Crossbill, one Lesser Redpoll, one Nuthatch, six Siskin and a Marsh Tit. 12 Shoveler, two Shelduck, 58 Teal, 34 Wigeon and a Redshank were at Potter Brompton Carr viewed from Heybridge. 607 Chaffinches and 214 Siskins moved south past South Cliff today and 120 Jackdaws were near Seamer Tip. A Marsh Tit was noted at Burton Riggs and single Raven, Sand Martin and White Wagtail flew south past Long Nab.

Alpine Swift at Oliver's Mount by Tony Collison.

Chiffchaff at Scalby Mills by Martin Moseley.

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