Monday 18 March 2024

Monday 18th March

 A female Black Redstart seen briefly behind Marine Drive wall, then flew south, 152 Kittiwakes offshore there. Two Ravens flew south over Castle Road, and a Crossbill south at Castle Hill. 122 Kittiwakes rafting in South Bay.  The Red-necked Grebe still at Burton Riggs. Two Wheatears arrived today; Holbeck landslip, and Scalby Lodge fields. Many Chiffchaffs around, 18 at Long Nab was a good influx there. A Short-eared Owl flew south offshore at Long Nab mid-morning. The Great Northern Diver was in the harbour. At North Yorkshire Water Park the Great Northern and Red-throated Divers were still on the Water Sports Lake, an Avocet resting at East Lake. Also there were 24 Goldeneye, Shoveler and a Redshank. A Red Kite flew south through South Cliff, also 123 Siskins south. Four Whooper Swans, 4 Shelduck, 2 Pink-footed Geese, a White Wagtail at Cayton Carrs. 

Bramblings Wykeham Forest - Rich Baines.

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