Saturday 29 April 2023

Saturday 29th April

 A Reed Warbler was near the coarse fishing lake at North Yorkshire Water Park and five Mute Swans and a Whooper Swan were in the area of Seamer Tip Pools. Three Whimbrel were on the coastal path at Cromer Point and a Grasshopper Warbler was singing near pipe gulley south of Crook Ness. Two Greenshank, one Little Ringed Plover, two Little Egret, five drake Gadwall, one female Wigeon, 210 Sand Martin, 15 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 20 Swift and a Yellow Wagtail were at Potter Brompton Carr. A Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper and a Lesser Whitethroat were at Scalby Mills. Two Grey Partridge were in a field north of Jackson's Bay. . At Troutsdale Bridge area there was one male Goosander, four Mandarin, one Dipper, two Grey Wagtail, 12 Swallow, one House Martin, one Great Spotted Woodpecker and one Yellowhammer. Harwood Dale Lake hosted one Common Sandpiper, two Oystercatcher, two Mandarin, five Teal. two Tufted Duck, approximately 65 Sand Martin, six Swallow, three House Martin and a Tree Sparrow. A Sandwich Tern and two Whimbrel flew north at Long Nab, a Lesser Whitethroat was in the cover crop hedge and single Grasshopper Warblers were in the long hedge and in brambles just north of Crook Ness car park. A male Hen Harrier flew north at Cromer Point. Also in the area were at least two Grasshopper Warblers, a male Stonechat, Whitethroat and a Reed Bunting. A singing Turtle Dove was noted in Broxa Forest. In the Dalby/Haygate area today there was a Goshawk, Green Woodpecker, approximately 120 Siskin consisting of a couple of large groups and otherwise calling everywhere, 36 Common Crossbill including a few juveniles and being very vocal after several weeks of relative quietness. A Common Swift flew over Low Dalby. 

Swallow at Seamer Tip Pool by Simon Temlett.

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