Saturday 27 April 2024

Saturday 27th April

 At the Castle Headland a female Hawfinch was seen and photographed at St Mary's Church. An influx of Ring Ouzels with a female in North Bay, and three ( two males and a female) at Yons Nab, Gristhorpe Bay. Three Whimbrel and a Wheatear at the latter site. Single Wheatears also at Long Nab, Darrell's Low Farm, and Thornton le Dale, plus two at Castle Hill, where there were four Lesser Whitethroats, and 109 Carrion Crows and a Sanderling flew north.  A Hobby was seen over Scalby Mills mid-afternoon. 32 Mute Swans near NY Water Park. A Swift flew north over town. Three Willow Tits, 8 Tree Pipits, 4 Crossbills at Newclose Rigg, Dalby Forest. A male Redstart at Bridestones. The pair of Garganey still present at Potter Brompton Carr (not visible from Haybridge), also there Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Golden Plover, 7 Snipe, 4 Little Egrets, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 3 Reed and 5 Sedge Warblers, single Yellow and White Wagtails. The first Lapwing broods seen and 3 broods of Mallard.

Hawfinch at the Castle Headland - Ben Ward

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