Friday 2 June 2023

Friday 2nd June

 An unconfirmed report of a Purple Heron at Potter Brompton Carr (view only from Haybridge) this morning but no sign since. Also there 7 Little Egrets, Grey Heron, 5 Shelducks, 12 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, and the "cream crown" Marsh Harrier. Three Common Sandpipers and a Little Ringed Plover at North Yorkshire Water Park. A male Wheatear at the Castle Hill tops this afternoon. A Raven flew north at the Wykeham Forest Raptor Viewpoint, where two Honey Buzzards were seen, and up to 5 Crossbills giving close views. 70 Starlings at Long Nab (many juveniles have fledged in the district now). Two pairs of Willow Tits (one carrying food) Givendale, dalby Forest.

Tree Sparrows Scarborough garden - Phil Bennett 

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