Friday 22 March 2024

Friday 22nd March

 The Red-necked Grebe continues to entertain at Burton Riggs, also a drake Mandarin, 35 Fieldfare (NW), and a Blackcap there. Highlights past Long Nab on this morning's watch included 2 Waxwings, 426 Starlings south, 271 Meadow Pipits (mostly NW), a Short-eared Owl west, and a drake Goosander NW. Great Northern Diver in South Bay, 445 Kittiwakes (260 South Bay, 185 off Marine Drive), 2cy Mediterranean Gull off Marine Drive, 10 Rock Pipits around the headland. Good numbers of Chiffchaffs again along the coast; 9 Castle Hill, 8 around Scalby Nab/beck, 13 North Bay, and 11 at Long Nab. 16 Goldcrests Castle Hill to Scalby Nab. Also 2 White Wagtails, 48 Wigeon, Golden Plover, 17 Redshank at Scalby Mills. Two Common Buzzards flew south over North Bay. A Dunlin at the harbour. 

Skylark Jugger Howe Moor - Stephen Beaver

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