Friday 14 April 2023

Friday 14th April

 Much of today's activity was centred around the North Yorkshire Water Park following the discovery of five Common Scoter on the Water Sports Lake this morning. Other sightings from the complex included two Russian White-fronted Geese, one Pink-footed Goose, approximately 14 Willow Warblers, several male Blackcaps, the first Garden Warbler of spring, two Little Ringed Plover, four House Martin, three Sand Martin, nine Goldeneye, one Pochard, three Great crested Grebe and a Mistle Thrush. A Dipper was on the River Derwent at Wrench Green, two Common Eider (1M, 1F) were on the sea by The Sealife Centre and a Barn Swallow had returned to territory at Hutton Buscel. The first Sedge Warbler of spring was at Seamer Tip Pool along with two Willow Warblers, nine Gadwall and two Little Grebe. An Osprey flew north over Saltpans Road, Cloughton Wyke, attracting the attention of local corvids and a Little Owl, two Lapwing, a male Peregrine Falcon and a Mistle Thrush were also present. Approximately 80 Fieldfares were working their way north along the trees on Swang Road, Silpho and a late Redwing and two Jay were at Turkey Carpet. Two Barn Swallows had returned to territory at The Sealife Centre.

Common Scoters at the Water Sports Lake, North Yorkshire Water Park by Terry Hobson.

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