Thursday 29 February 2024

Thursday 29th February

 19 Waxwings flew north west over Scalby Mills and 10 Siskin visited a Throxenby garden. Five Gadwall, two Goldeneye, 2 Goldcrest, three Bullfinch and three singing Song Thrush at Seamer Road Mere. Three Shelduck, four Wigeon, three Teal and a Grey Heron were at Johnson's Marsh. Approximately 400 Pink-footed Geese briefly in flight at Low Marishes this morning. Three Little Egret, nine  Grey Heron, 45 Wigeon, one Pochard, two Kestrel, two Common Buzzard, three Dunlin, approximately 150 Fieldfare and 50 Redwing also present. A Water Rail was at Long Causeway Road, Wykeham and two Curlew and an Oystercatcher were at Ganton Golf Club. Also at Scalby Mills this morning: 186 Wigeon, seven Ringed Plover, single Dunlin, two Shag, Dipper on beck, singing Chiffchaff, male Stonechat, two Grey Wagtail, two Siskin and eight Bullfinch. 157 Oystercatcher, three Curlew, 18 Skylark, pair of Stonechat, four Meadow Pipit and seven Rock Pipit were in Jackson's Bay area. A pair of Stonechat, Tree Sparrow and Peregrine along cliff north of Jackson's Bay. A total of 13 Greenfinch between Castle and Scalby Mills including six singing males. A Chiffchaff and a Nuthatch at Long Nab and a male Tawny Owl calling this evening at Burniston Gardens. 

Water Rail at Long Causeway, Wykeham by Paul Tozer.

Wednesday 28 February 2024

Wednesday 28th February

 12 Guillemot and five Red-throated Divers were off the harbour this morning and 11 Turnstone on East Pier.  Five Rock Pipit also present. Single Red Kites were noted at 1120hrs over Heron Lane, Crossgates and at approximately 1400hrs over Forge Valley/Mowthorpe Bridge. At Potter Brompton Carr (whole site) this morning: 85 Wigeon, nine Shelduck, three Gadwall, 65 Teal, 90 Lapwing, two Curlew (one bubbling), 195 Brambling, 225 Linnet, 60 Tree Sparrow, two Marsh Harrier, two Great Egret, two Lesser Black-backed Gull, 330 Common Gull, Kingfisher, Stonechat and 25+ singing Skylark. 40 Lapwing and 31 Golden Plover were on arable on Binnington Carr. Three Pintail (two drakes) were at East Lake, North Yorkshire Water Park during the afternoon. Five Gadwall, three Goldeneye, Chiffchaff, six Goldcrest, Nuthatch and six Siskin at Seamer Road Mere.

Wren at Raincliffe Woods by Stephen Beaver.

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Tuesday 27th February

 A male Blackcap was on garden feeders at Newby Farm Road. Siskins were in a Crossgates garden (8) and a Throxenby garden (3). 50 Brambling were at May Beck and a Raven, Barn Owl and Shelduck were in the Seamer Tip bridge area. 15 Goldeneye and seven Great crested Grebe were at North Yorkshire Water Park and 20 plus Fieldfare were at Silpho. 300 Pin-footed Geese, 250 Fieldfare and 50 Wigeon were at Low Marishes and four Common Buzzard were over Yedingham. A Great Egret, Little Egret, 90 Wigeon and eight Teal were at Potter Brompton Carr viewed from Haybridge. 27 Whooper Swans were in a field on the west side of Charity Farm, Thornton Carrs. Nine Mediterranean Gulls (4 ads, 4 3rd cy and 1 2cy), 166 Black-headed Gulls, four Common Gulls, two adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two Red-throated Divers, a Peregrine and 3 Rock Pipit were at South Bay this evening. Five Goshawk, five Common Buzzard and two Raven at Troutsdale. 

Siskin by Ray Maddison.

Monday 26 February 2024

Monday 26th February

 The Great Northern Diver and Great Crested Grebe in South Bay, 3 Mediterranean Gulls in the roost and a Blackcap at St Mary's Church, Woodcock at Castle Hill. At Potter Brompton Carr; 4 Shelduck, 75 Wigeon, Great White Egret, 55 Lapwing, 275 Common Gulls, 15 Brambling. Two Goldeneye, 3 Gadwall at Seamer Road Mere. Two Goosanders and 2 Eiders north past Long Nab. Shelduck Seamer tip pool. 1+ Tundra Bean Goose at Low Marishes. Approximately 300 Brambling between the Nursery and the new telephone tower at Wykeham.

Black-headed Gull North Bay - Andy Messenger 

Sunday 25 February 2024

Sunday 25th February

 The seven Tundra Bean Geese still at Low Marishes, also 600 Pink-footed Geese, 4 Whooper Swans, 2 Shelduck, 150 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 5 Grey Herons, and a Merlin.  Great Northern Diver, Great Crested Grebe, and 13 Mediterranean Gulls in South Bay. 49 Fulmars at Castle Cliffs plus 21 at Cloughton Wyke, where 5 Eiders flew south. Four Pink-footed Geese at Seamer tip pool. 

Song Thrush at Throxenby Mere - Martin Moseley. 

Saturday 24 February 2024

Saturday 24th February

 Lots of Goshawk action in the forests today, up to six reported from the Raptor Viewpoint, and two at Langdale Forest, and one at Cloughton Woods. Pink-footed Geese were moving north in good numbers, 550+ along the coast and 467+ over the forests. Three Ravens were also seen from the Raptor Viewpoint today. Three singing Stonechats at Derwent Head, Fylingdales Moor, and Crossbills widespread throughout our forests now, many in song. A Snow Bunting was feeding in the field behind Long Nab Observatory, two Goosanders flew north there, and 43 Wigeon high out east. 50 Brambling at Cockmoor Hall car park area, plus 100 at Wykeham Forest old nurseries. At Potter Brompton Carr; 10 Snipe, Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, 38 Redwing, 330 Linnets, 40 Brambling, 68 Chaffinch, 55 Tree Sparrows. The Great Northern Diver around the harbour again. c300 Golden Plover in fields at Lockton Low Moor. The Gristhorpe Bay high tide roost held 228 Curlew, 218 Redshank, 123 Oystercatchers, 56 Purple Sandpipers, and 7 Turnstone. Five Grey Partridges, and single Mediterranean and Lbb Gulls in fields there. 

Goshawk Wykeham Forest Raptor Viewpoint - Simon Temlett. 

Friday 23 February 2024

Friday 23rd February

 The Ring-necked Parakeet was again at Ravenscar today. Seven Tundra Bean Geese at Low Marishes, also 300 Pink-footed Geese, 450 Wigeon, 2 Dunlin, and a Curlew. Three Curlews at Potter Brompton Carr. A record flock of 18 Little Egrets near Yedingham this morning, plus four at Seamer Carr. 70 Pink-footed Geese and 5 Shelducks flew north at Long Nab. Goshawks again active around Troutsdale, 100+ Brambling there also. Good raptor action viewed from Bickley Gate area; 17 Common Buzzards, Peregrine, 3 Goshawks, and Raven. A Merlin along Old Wives Way (from Saltergate), also 80 Fieldfare, Little Grebe, 14 Golden Plover, Curlew. At East Lake , NY Water Park; 4 Shoveler, 27 Goldeneye, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Gadwall, 28 Cormorants. Two Goosanders on the river at Wrench Green. The Great Northern Diver still around the harbour. 

Ring-necked Parakeet Ravenscar - Nick Addey 

Thursday 22 February 2024

Thursday 22nd February

 The Ring-necked Parakeet was seen again on garden feeders in Ravenscar. Six Marsh Tits on the Forge Valley feeders. Six Siskin on feeders in a Crossgates garden. 60 Redshank and a Dunlin at Scalby Mills. In South Bay; Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, and a Shag. Four Red-throated Divers of Marine Drive and just three off Long Nab (one in full breeding plumage). Goosander still at Peasholm Park. 30 Brambling in Givendale. 

Female Sparrowhawk Castle Hill - Ben Ward 

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Wednesday 21st February

 At least one Tundra Bean Goose with Pinkfeet at Low Marishes. The Great Northern Diver, two Great Crested Grebes in South Bay, plus an adult Mediterranean Gull, and 3 adult Lbb Gulls in the gull roost. Three Curlew flew south at Long Nab. 

Brambling Old Scalby Road - Ray Maddison 

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Tuesday 20th February

 Seven Tundra Bean Geese were at Low Marishes today, also a Pintail there. 300 Pink-footed Geese flew north over Gristhorpe and shortly after over Long Nab. The Great Northern Diver at the harbour, Great Crested Grebe in South Bay. 26 Fulmars at Castle Cliffs, 6 Rock Pipits, 3 Shags Marine Drive, also two Peregrines (ad male and 2cy female). Six Redwing St Marys Church. The gull roost in South Bay this eve held 2 Mediterranean Gulls. At Potter Brompton Carr; 120 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatchers. 

Tree Sparrows Riggs Head - Ray Maddison 

Monday 19 February 2024

Monday 19th February

 The Tundra Bean Geese at Low Marishes increased to nine, also 600 Pink-footed Geese, 12 Whooper Swans (+ 2 Yedingham), and 5 Shelduck. The Great Northern Diver and Great Crested Grebe in South Bay. Six Lapwing at Scalby Mills. 47 Curlews at Long Nab, where 26 Skylarks flew north. At North Yorkshire Water Park; a drake Mandarin (Match Lake), 5 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Goldeneye. Two Mediterranean Gulls at Holbeck car park. Plenty of Goshawk activity from the Wykeham Forest Raptor Viewpoint this morning, also a Red Kite over Troutsdale. The drake Goosander still at Peasholm Park Lake. 

Blue Tit Dalby Forest - David Hutchinson

Sunday 18 February 2024

Sunday 18th February

 The seven Tundra Bean Geese were again at Low Marishes, although quite mobile and elusive at times. Also there 4 Whooper Swans, 5 Shelduck, 150 Wigeon, 6 Cormorants. Two Whooper Swans still in the beet field at Yedingham. A Dunlin at Jackson's Bay. Three drake Teal with 98 Wigeon at Scalby Mills. Two Tundra Bean Geese at Potter Brompton Carr, also there two Russian White-fronted Geese, a Pink-footed Goose, 90 Wigeon, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Little Egrets. Ten Meadow Pipits at the Castle Headland also 33 Fulmars, the Great Northern Diver and Great Crested Grebe in South Bay. 27 Guillemots off Marine Drive, plus 30 feeding off Long Nab. At North Yorkshire Water Park: 37 Goldeneye, 3 drake Pochard, Red-throated Diver, 5 Wigeon, and singing Cetti's Warbler. 22 Mandarins (14 drakes) at Harwood Dale Lake. A roost of 1400 Starlings at Riverhead Farm. 

Russian White-fronted Geese Potter Brompton Carr - Chris Bell

Saturday 17 February 2024

Saturday 17th February

 An interesting February day. Highlights included the return of the seven Tundra Bean Geese to Low Marishes. Two Russian White-fronted Geese at Potter Brompton Carr.  A Black Redstart was seen briefly on roof tops at Queens Parade, North Bay. A was  Ring-necked Parakeet on a garden feeder at Ravenscar. A male Blackcap on feeders at Newby Farm Road, Newby. Good numbers of Pink-footed Geese moving north along the coast; 423 between 08.25 and 08.45. The Great Northern Diver, and Great Crested Grebe in South Bay. Some excellent wader counts; 63 Purple Sandpipers (6 Scalby Mills + 57 Gristhorpe Bay), 316 Redshank (68 Scalby Mills + 248 Gristhorpe Bay), 316 Oystercatchers (264 Jackson's Bay + 52 Gristhorpe Bay), 159 Curlew (14 Jackson's Field +15 Jackson's Bay + 132 Gristhorpe Bay), 39 Turnstone(22 harbour + 1 S Mills + 16 Gristhorpe Bay). Other highlights from Low Marishes were 5 Pintail, 6 Whooper Swans, 450 Pink-footed Geese, Little Egret. At Potter Brompton Carr also two Great White Egrets,  3 Little Egrets, 2 Shelducks, 104 Pink-footed Geese, 24 Shoveler, 226 Teal, 106 Wigeon, Marsh Harrier, 110 Brambling, 130 Linnets, Cetti's Warbler, a Willow Tit, 2 Grey Partridge. 31 Golden Plover at Binnington Carr. 40 Siskin at Course Lake, NY Water Park. 52 Carrion Crows Jackson's Field plus a Jackdaw showing some features of the Nordic race. 

Tundra Bean Geese, Low Marishes - James Spencer

Friday 16 February 2024

Friday 16th February

 A male Blackcap in gardens at Woodland Grove. The drake Goosander and two Kingfishers at Peasholm Park. Nine Little Egrets at Folkton Carr. In the Scalby Mills/Jackson's Bay area; 110 Wigeon, 84 Oystercatchers, 11 Ringed Plover, 42 Redshank, 8 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper, a 2cy Mediterranean Gull (flew north), 2 Red-throated Divers. In fields/cliff tops there;  21 Skylarks, 8 Meadow Pipits, 12 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, 4 Stonechats (2 pairs), 51 Pied Wagtails, 3 Rock Pipits, 90 Starlings, 8 Linnets, and a Siskin. 184+ Pink-footed Geese north along the coast this morning. The Great Northern Diver, Great Crested Grebe, and a Canada Goose in South Bay. 23 Turnstone at the harbour. A Willow Tit at East Lake, NY Water Park. A Jack Snipe at the "scrape" at Long Nab. Three Comon Buzzards floating north over Burniston. The Whooper Swan still at Flixton Carr, 3 Pink-footed Geese flew SE. A Woodcock at Castle Hill. A Hawfinch in Wykeham Forest near Cockmoor Hall car park. 

Blackcap in a Scarborough garden - Ray Maddison 

Thursday 15 February 2024

Thursday 15th February

 Two Pintail were in the Wigeon flock at Scalby Mills. Two Whooper Swans still in the beet field at Yedingham. Six Little Egrets near Ebberston. A Chiffchaff, singing briefly, at Burton Riggs. An early nesting Moorhen there. A Goosander at Seamer Road Mere. At Potter Brompton Carr; 158 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, Gadwall, 60 Lapwing, and 7 Brambling. Two Shelduck at Johnson's Marsh. The Great Northern Diver at the harbour, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red-throated Diver South Bay. Two Shags North Bay. 

The two Whooper Swans at Yedingham - Chris Bell

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Wednesday 14th February

 The Red-throated Diver was still at North Yorkshire Water Park, 5 singing Song Thrushes, 2 inging Goldcrests, and 9 Goldeneye. Two Whooper Swans still near Yedingham, a Little Egret there, plus 5 near Ebberston. Three Goldeneye Seamer Road Mere. South Bay this evening; Gbb Gull, 5 Lbb Gulls (1 intermedius), 475 Herring, 264 Common, 235 Black-headed, 4 Mediterranean Gulls. Also Great Northern and 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Rock Pipits and 2 Grey Wagtails.

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Tuesday 13th February

 A Long-tailed Duck flew south past Long Nab, 61 Pink-footed Geese flew north. The Great Northern Diver still at the harbour, and 2 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Red-throated Divers, 4 sinenis Cormorants, 3 Shags in South Bay. Two Whooper Swans near Yedingham, plus 23 at Thornton Carrs. 120 Siskin at the latter site. A Shelduck near Seamer tip and 50 Pink-footed Geese north there. The drake Goosander still at Peasholm Park, and Dipper in the Glen. A Red Kite at May Beck. 324 Wigeon, 26 Redshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 8 Purple Sandpipers Scalby Mills. Gulls roosting in South Bay included 5 Mediterranean, 3 (ad) Lbb Gulls, 350 Black-headed, and 600 Herring. A Barn Owl in North Bay near the Oasis this evening. 

Siskin Scalby Road - Ray Maddison 

Monday 12 February 2024

Monday 12th February

 Pink-footed Geese were moving north along the coast today; 305+ in total. 200 were also feeding at Low Marishes, also 350 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, Little Egret there. 10 Little Egrets near Ebberston. A single Whooper Swan at Flixton Carr. At NY Water Park: 18 Goldeneye, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Water Rails, Red-throated Diver, 10 Great Crested Grebes. A Great Crested Grebe in South Bay, but no sign of the reported Slavonian Grebe there. The Great Northern Diver again around the harbour. Skylarks on the move; 34 past Long Nab. 200+ Brambling in Wykeham Forest near the raptor viewpoint car park. 56 Teal at Johnson's Marsh. Incresed Heron activity at the Mowthorpe heronry. A Raven flew north over the Castle Headland mid-afternoon.  A Bar-tailed Godwit,8 Ringed Plover, 45 Redshank, 221 Wigeon Scalby Mills. A Great White Egret, 216 Wigeon, 2 Shelducks Potter Brompton Carr. At Harwood Dale Lake; 2 Shelduck, 5 Goosander, 150 Lapwing. Dipper in Peasholm Glen, Goosander at the lake. Seven Shag off Marine Drive, a Lbb Gull (2cy) flew north. A male Blackcap at garden feeder in Newby. 

Great Northern Diver at the harbour - Phil Bennett

Sunday 11 February 2024

Sunday 11th February

 A Slavonian Grebe was found in the main harbour late afternoon. A Black-throated Diver was in Cornelian Bay but flew off south, also 5 Red-throated Divers, Common Scoter, and 18 Purple Sandpipers. Two Goosanders in Peasholm Park. The Great Northern Diver still at the harbour, and Great Crested Grebe in South Bay. The long staying Red-throated Diver still at NY Water Park, also 18 Goldeneye, and a Cetti's Warbler at East Lake. A Dipper in Cow Wath Beck, Scalby. 23 Wigeon at Scalby Lodge Pond. Seven Mandarins, Goosander at Harwood Dale Lake. Great Crested Grebe at Burton Riggs.250 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing Coverdale Moor. 800 Pink-footed geese, Shelduck Low Marishes. 60 Pink-footed Geese, Barn Owl Cayton Carrs. Two Short-eared Owls Cayton Carrs.

Slavonian Grebe harbour - Chris Bell 

Saturday 10 February 2024

Saturday 10th February

 The Great Northern Diver still around the harbour, 7 Mediterranean Gulls (4 ads, 2 3cy, 1 2cy) in South Bay this evening. 30 Purple Sandpipers and a Bar-tailed Godwit at Black Rocks (South Bay). 44 Pink-footed Geese at Cayton Carrs. Four Oystercatchers near Seamer tip pool. The Dipper still in Peasholm Glen, and Goosander on the lake. A Whooper Swan with Mute Swans at Flixton Carr. At Potter Brompton Carr: male Merlin, 195 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 72 Teal, 2 Coot, Curlew, 3 Little Egrets, Great White Egret, 4 Stonechats, 65 Tree Sparrows, and a possible Water Pipit seen briefly. 

Kestrel Throxenby Mere - Stephen Beaver

Friday 9 February 2024

Friday 9th February

 A terrible day of rain, and an afternoon of thick fog on the coast! The Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver, 2 Shags, and Mediterranean Gull around the harbour. 25 Siskins at Burton Riggs. Two Dippers at Peasholm Glen. Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, Water Rail Seamer Rd Mere. 174 Fulmars flew souh past Long Nab, a Shelduck flew north. 80 Pink-footed Geese grazing at Cayton Carrs. A Little Egret at Ellerburn. 200 Siskin at Pexton Lake, 100+ Brambling in with 400 Chaffinches at Nabgate, Dalby Forest. 

Greenfinch in the rain at Barrowcliff  - Martin Moseley 

Thursday 8 February 2024

Thursday 8th February

 At North Yorkshire Water Park: 2 Cetti's Warblers (Water Sports Lake), 22 Goldeneye, 60 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Shoveler, and Little Gull (East Lake). At Potter Brompton Carr; 200 Wigeon, 3 Shelduck, 9 Brambling. Three Little Egrets, 68 Pink-footed Geese near Folkton Water Treatment. Six Little Egrets near Ebberston. A pair of Coots back at Johnson's Marsh. Goosander still at Peasholm Park Lake, also 13 Moorhen. At Harwood Dale Lake; 10 Goosanders, 56 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck. In South Bay/harbour area; Great Northern Diver, Great Crested Grebe, Mediterranean Gull, 5 Red-throated Divers, 2 Shags, 4 Guillemots.

Sparrowhawk Throxenby Mere - Stephen Beaver 

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Wednesday 7th February

 A clear day and plenty of Goshawk activity observed in the forests, also a Raven seen from the Raptor Viewpoint. A Green Woodpecker in Troutsdale. Pink-footed Geese were on the move north; four skeins totalling 300+ were observed in the area. Two Russian White-fronted Geese were at East Lake, NY Water Park with the Greylags, a female Goshawk over Causeway Plantation,  also a calling Cetti's Warbler was in the SE corner of the Watersports Lake, the Red-throated Diver was still present. A male Blackcap was at Seamer Tip pools. South Bay held Great Northern and 2 Red-throated Divers, 21 Cormorants, a Shag, and 5 Mediterranean Gulls. Two Little Egrets at Brompton Butts, plus 6 near Ebberston. Four Goosanders at Seamer Road Mere, plus 2 at Harwood Dale Lake. A Shelduck at Johnson's Marsh. 

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Forge Valley - Paul Tozer 

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Tuesday 6th February

 The Red-throated Diver still at North Yorkshire Water Park, also there were 8 Shoveler, 30 Teal, 18 Goldeneye, Pochard, drake Goosander, 3 Oystercatchers, and 280 Black-headed Gulls in the roost. The Great Northern Diver, and 17 Turnstone in or around the harbour. Three Mediterranean Gulls in South Bay near The Spa, and a Shelduck flew north there. 50 Pink-footed Geese flew north over North Bay this afternoon. 16 Curlews at Scalby Lodge. 12 Rock Pipits at Long Nab. Six Little Egrets between Ebberston and Yedingham. Two Oystercatchers at Burton Riggs. At Seamer Road Mere; 3 Goosanders, 3 Goldeneye, 22 Coot, 16 Tufted Duck, Water Rail, and 10 Siskin. 

Gbb Gulls at the harbour - Ben Ward

Monday 5 February 2024

Monday 5th February

 A scattering of Goosanders today; Peasholm Park, Burton Riggs (2), and Harwood Dale Lake (4). Also 30 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 60 Lapwing at the latter site. A Willow Tit at Forge Valley feeders (scarce there), plus another at Burton Riggs. An Oystercatcher at the latter site. The Great Crested Grebe, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, 6 Guillemots, 4 Red-throated Divers, Great Northern Diver in South Bay/harbour area. A female Blackcap at Castle Hill. 

Brambling High Staindale, Dalby Forest - David Hutchinson 

Sunday 4 February 2024

Sunday 4th February

 Seven Tundra Bean Geese were at Low Marishes with c1,050 Pink-footed Geese. They were seen leaving high SE @ 15.50 hrs. Also there were Shelduck, 150 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 18 Dunlin, Great White Egret, and a Merlin. Two Woodcocks, 41 Blackbirds at Castle Hill, drake Red-breasted Merganser south past Marine Drive, Great Northern Diver at the harbour, Great Crested Grebe, 3 sinensis Cormorants in South Bay. The gull roost there held lower numbers tonight, included 18 Mediterranean Gulls but they all left NW.  Drake Goosander Peasholm Park Lake. 80 Fieldfare Flixton Carr. The Red-throated Diver , 14 Goldeneye, Shelduck at North Yorkshire Water Park. Little Egret Brompton, plus 4 at Ebberston. Great White Egret, Little Egret, 100 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck at Potter Brompton Carr. 70 Pink-footed Geese north over Burton Riggs, 235 north along the coast. Three Waxwings near the bridge at Burton Riggs, also Chiffchaff there. 

Tundra Bean Geese Low Marishes - Nick Addey

Saturday 3 February 2024

Saturday 3rd February

 Six Waxwings flew north at Long Nab, also 120 Pink-footed Geese north there. 12 Waxwings were by the Cleveland Way, near the Tea Rooms at Ravenscar this afternoon. The Gristhorpe Bay hide tide roost held 1 Knot, 178 Redshank, 163 Curlew, 48 Oystercatchers, 11 Turnstone, and 52 Purple Sandpipers. Floods at Low Marishes; 600+ Pink-footed Geese, 250 Wigeon, 150 Lapwing, plus two distant unidentified geese thought possibly to be Bean Geese. Two Great Crested Grebes in South Bay, Great Northern Diver at the harbour plus one south past Marine Drive. Two Goosanders, 5 Goldeneye, female Blackcap at Seamer Road Mere. At Potter Brompton Carr; 169 Wigeon, 14 Shoveler, Water Rail, 38 Brambling, 2 Barn Owls, 65 Lapwing, Great White Egret, 2 Little Egrets. 450 Lapwing, 34 Golden Plover over Willerby Carr. 17 Mediterranean Gulls, 738 Black-headed, 64 Common, 12 Gbb, and one Lbb (2cy) in the South Bay gull roost this evening.

Crossbill Wykeham Forest - Simon Temlett

Friday 2 February 2024

Friday 2nd February

  Two Great Norther Divers in South Bay, plus one flew north past Long Nab this morning. Also nine Oystercatchers north past Long Nab. The South Bay gull roost held 13 Mediterranean , 39 Common, and a Lbb Gull. Two Great Crested Grebes in South Bay. Five Ringed Plovers at Scalby Mills. Two Whooper Swans near Yedingham. Three Little Egrets again near Ebberston (Snainton to Yedingham road). A Goosander at Peasholm Park. The Shelduck still at Seamer tip. 15 Mandarins at Hackness Lake. The Red-throated Diver still at North Yorkshire Water Park. 

Goosander Peasholm Park - Stephen Beaver

Thursday 1 February 2024

Thursday 1st February

 At Potter Brompton Carr; Merlin(2cy), Peregrine, Barn Owl, 9 Shoveler, 163 Wigeon, 106 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 5 Snipe, 16 Grey Partridge, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Great White Egrets, 35 Brambling, 340 Linnets. 3 Dippers at the mouth of Scalby Beck. Two Little Egrets at Ebberston, one Seamer tip, and one at Causeway Lake (private access), North Yorkshire Water Park, also an Oystercatcher on the Watersports Lake island. Great Northern Diver, Great Crested Grebe, Purple Sandpiper at the harbour, 14 Guillemots, 3 Red-throated Divers off Marine Drive. 

Tree Sparrow Riggs Head - Ray Maddison