Thursday 30 March 2023

Thursday 30th March

 The first Ring Ouzel of spring flew NW at Long Nab at 0803hrs and approximately 20 Kittiwakes were on the sea at Scalby Mills along with 27 Wigeon. At South Cliff this morning, 602 Meadow Pipits flew N (23 S) and 114 Chaffinch flew south. The high tide roost at Gristhorpe Bay this morning held 237 Curlew, 46 Redshank, 22 Oystercatcher, nine Purple Sandpiper, two Turnstone and a single Barn Swallow flew NW. A Barn Swallow and five Sand Martins also flew past Long Nab. The Cetti's Warbler was still in song by the zip wire tower at the North Yorkshire Water Park and a Blackcap was in song by an almost bird free East Lake. A Blackcap visited garden feeders on Valley Road and a Woodcock was seen on four occasions on the Carrs on the south side of Seamer Tip.  A Sand Martin flew west over Taylor Way. Single pairs of Shelduck and Teal were at Johnson's Marsh along with five Bullfinches and a mobile male Northern Wheatear was on Marine Drive late afternoon. At Broxa Forest; 20 Redwing and 150 Fieldfare. A Little Ringed Plover was sound recorded over Crossgates last night.

Chiffchaff above Jackson's Bay by Ray Maddison.

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