Tuesday 26 September 2023

Tuesday 26th September

 A surprise find at Long Nab today was an EASTERN OLIVACEOUS WARBLER feeding in "Pipe Gully", c150m south of Crook Ness car park. A new species for the district and only the third record of this species for Yorkshire. It was still showing on and off early evening. A busy migration watch there this morning, highlights Grey Plover, 5 Crossbills, 251 Lesser Redpolls south. Two Pintail flew north early evening.  A Whitethroat was also in Pipe Gully. The Barred Warbler was back in Trough Gully, Scalby Lodge this evening. The three Ruddy Shelducks were still at East Lake, North Yorkshire Water Park. also an Egyptian Goose, 4 Wigeon, and 72 Lapwings. 150 Pink-footed Geese south over town late afternoon. No sign of the Cattle Egret at Potter Brompton Carr today; 3 Great White Egrets, 6 Little Egrets, 70 Teal, 3 Marsh Harriers, 6 Yellow Wagtails, and 2 Wheatears. A Spotted Flycatcher at Scalby Mills this morning. 

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Long Nab - John Harwood 

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