Sunday 26 March 2023

Sunday 26th March

 The two ALPINE SWIFTS remained in the general area of Oliver's Mount, tending to favour the Mere side. Two Hawfinches were seen again below Cockmoor Farm at 0830hrs and two Common Crossbill were also in the area. A Little Ringed Plover and a Goldeneye were at Wykeham East Lake at North Yorkshire Water Park, a Little Grebe was at Scalby Mills and two Shelduck were at Johnson's Marsh. At Potter Brompton Carr (viewed from Heybridge), there were two Little Ringed Plover, three Dunlin, two Redshank, two Oystercatcher, one White Wagtail, one Little Egret, six Shoveler, 13 Wigeon, two Gadwall, 44 Teal and two Shelduck. A drake Eider flew north off Marine Drive and a Barn Swallow was over North Yorkshire Water Park. A big influx of Kittiwakes, which had occurred either late yesterday or early today, was noted with in excess of 900 back on Castle Headland cliffs for the first day and present at all urban sites. 150 Linnets were at Deepdale Carr and 80 on the eastern side of Seamer Tip. A Corn Bunting was at Seamer Mead. A Northern Wheatear, one Lesser Black-backed Gull, one Grey Plover and 156 Curlew were at Gristhorpe Bay and 36 Wigeon, six Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, four Coot, four Grey Heron, two Cormorant, two Canada Geese and 42 Stock Doves were at the Flower Of May. 

Common Crossbill at Troutsdale by Simon Temlett.

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