Thursday 27 April 2023

Wednesday 26th April

 Highlights today included a drake Common Scoter at North Yorkshire Water Park, the first Common Swift over Crossgates, Three Marsh Harriers south along the coast, a Raven south over Spa Bridge, four Tree Pipits, 7 Fieldfare, 22 Willow Warblers in Harwood Dale Forest, a Turtle Dove and 2 Redstarts (pair) in Dalby Forest. A Common Sandpiper was at Seamer Road mere. Whitethroats arrived in force, eg. 3 Low North Camp, 2 Seamer Tip, and 5 at Long Nab, the latter site holding 3 singing Grasshopper Warblers. A Merlin flew south at Long Nab, where the first Puffin flew north. Four singing Sedge Warblers were at Seamer Tip pool area. A tame Whooper Swan was at Burton Riggs, no doubt our long staying individual. A Wheatear was in Jackson's Bay. Long-eared Owl seen early morning in Harwood Dale Forest. A male Whinchat was at Taylor Way (Seamer Tip).

Wheatear Jackson's Bay - Ray Maddison

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