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 

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