Saturday 6 April 2024

Saturday 6th April

 A Black Redstart again today at Gibson's Court, Queens Parade. 30 plus Redwing briefly in a Burniston garden and a dead Golden Plover outside the Grand Hotel.. Four Lesser Black-backed Gull, four Great crested Grebe, three Goldeneye and five Chiffchaff at East Lake, North Yorkshire Water Park.  Two singing Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker, and three Blackcap at Sand Dale, Dalby. A female Ring Ouzel along the under cliffs at South Cliff flew NW. Highlights south through South Cliff; two Yellow Wagtail, two House Martin, 11 Swallow (2N), 179 Siskin and 234 Linnet. A Wheatear on the golf course and two Willow Warbler at Holbeck. Two Swallow south over the Castle. Also two male Wheatear, two Yellow Wagtail on Castle Tops (English Heritage site) and two Sand Martin south over Marine Drive. Two Swallow, one Sand Martin and 15 Siskin at Heron Lane, Crossgates. A male Wheatear at Scalby Nab and Willow Warbler at Scalby Beck. 14 Sand Martin were around Jackson's Bay and four Swallow flew south. Apparently active nests at the following Rookeries this morning: Merry Leas (139), Spital roadside and roundabout (42), Flixton (43), Folkton (29), Seamer (33), Hutton Buscel (32), Yedingham (35 and 40), Brompton (8), Crossgates (9) and East Ayton (27, 26 and 17). A Merlin was near Burniston.

Grey Heron by Daniel Morley.

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