Sunday 23 April 2023

Sunday 23rd April

 The first Arctic Tern was seen today;  a lingering bird at North Yorkshire Water Park, plus three probable birds flew out east at South Bay (seen from a car!).  Two Common Sandpipers, a Whimbrel (East Lake), 2 LRP, 140 Sand Martins, 10 House Martins, 10 Swallows were also at the Water Park. Two Bar-tailed Godwits flew south at South Cliff, another was feeding in Jackson's Bay. A male Wheatear was at Seamer Mead, 5 Curlews flew south there. A pair of Eiders were at Scalby Mills. A Redstart and Tree Pipit were at Raincliff Woods SSSI. A Garden Warbler was at Crossgates. Thick fog at Ravenscar; 7 Willow Warblers, 15 Chiffchaffs, 2 Goldcrests. 19 Grey Herons were around the heronry at Scampston Park Lake (8+ active nests), also 8+ active nests at Mowthorpe. A dead Black-tailed Godwit was found in South Bay.

A local Little Owl - Simon Temlett

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