Monday 20 May 2024

Monday 20th May

 The returning pale male Honey Buzzard returned to the forests for it's eighth year! At Jugger Howe Moor; Cuckoo, singing Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Stonechats (3 juvs), 18 Willow Warblers. The pair of Garganey still at Potter Brompton Carr, also 3 Greenshank, 7 Little Egrets, 4 Shoveler, and 65 Swifts. An Osprey was seen over North Yorkshire Water Park mid-afternoon. A recently fledged Stonechat at Jackson's Bay, three (2 males) at Scalby Nab, also a pair at Castle Hill attending young inside Marine Drive wall. Lesser Whitethroat on south side. The male Red-backed Shrike still at Cromer Point. Two Nightjars, 3 Woodcocks, 2 Tawny Owls and a Cuckoo in Dalby Forest this evening. A Merlin at Jugger Howe Moor.

The returning male Honey Buzzard - Roy Barker.

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