Sunday 26 May 2024

Sunday 26th May

 A singing male GOLDEN ORIOLE was briefly on the north side of Castle Hill before moving off south. Six Sanderling, 4 Dunlin and one Little Ringed Plover were on East Lake at North Yorkshire Water Park. Four singing Sedge Warblers at Seamer tip, a Water Rail in a ditch there. Two Avocets, a drake Garganey, a Shoveler pair with 6 young, Barnacle Goose*, 3 Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 8 Little Egrets, 60 House Martins, 80 Swifts, 2 Yellow Wagtails, and a Short-eared Owl were at Potter Brompton Carr. An Osprey flew south over Gristhorpe early afternoon. Two Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Whimbrel and a Raven were at Gristhorpe Bay this afternoon. A Red Kite was seen at Sherburn. 

* Today's Barnacle Goose (neck collar B97) : ringed at Scorton in July 2022 has regularly frequented Saltholme, but aslso seen in Kent, East Sussex and in Lincolnshire (all Jan 2023). It was at Saltholme in Jan 2024, but in Bavaria by February. The last sighting from Lower Saxony in March!

Kittiwakes Castle Cliffs - Stephen Beaver.

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