Saturday 22 April 2023

Saturday 22nd April

 Two pairs of Lesser Black-backed Gulls were on the rooftops of industrial buildings on Columbus Ravine this morning. An Osprey noted flying low north over South Bay at 1215hrs, was tracked as it continued north over Scalby Mills and then north over Long Nab a short while later. A Richard's Pipit flew north along the Golf Course at South Cliff at 1350hrs. A Ring Ouzel was along the cliffs at South Cliff and a Brambling was in Cornelian Ravine. A Short-eared Owl arrived in off the sea and continued north and a Bar-tailed Godwit, 51 Swallow, 34 House Martin and 28 Sand Martin also flew north. A White Wagtail flew south. The East Lake at the North Yorkshire Water Park hosted a Little Ringed Plover, five Goldeneye, three Teal, five Lesser Black-backed Gulls, three Great crested Grebes, three Sand Martin and seven Linnet. A Great White Egret, one Tree Sparrow, two Bullfinch and four Yellowhammer were at nearby Long Causeway Road, Wykeham. A Green Woodpecker, two Goldeneye, three Gadwall, two Teal, five Common Buzzard and three Nuthatch were at Scampston Park. A drake Shoveler was at Seamer Tip Pool.

Drake Shoveler at Seamer Tip Pool by Paul Tozer.

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