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.

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