Monday, 20 January 2020

Monday 20th January

The Waxwing was again in the car park at B&Q. A female Blackcap was on feeders in Crossgates. A pair of Shelduck were at Johnson's Marsh. At Potter Brompton Carr there were 2 Water Rails, 4 Snipe, 83 Lapwing flew west, a pair of Stonechats and c70 Pied Wagtails. Wykeham South Lake also had 2 Water Rails, Kingfisher, 12 Gadwall and 9 Goldeneye. 36 Curlews were in fields at Scalby Lodge, also 30 Skylarks. 20 Long-tailed Tits were at Crescent Gardens. A Twite was with 14 Linnets at Crook Ness. 6 Shelducks and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers flew north at Long Nab. Seven Goshawks from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint today.

Totals from Long Nab today: https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1074/20200120

Waxwing B&Q - Derek Ball

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Sunday 19th January

A single Waxwing was around the B&Q car park again throughout the day. 100+ Redwings and 4 Mistle Thrushes were seen off Newlands Lane in Cloughton, and at Seamer Road Mere there were 4 Little Grebes, 2 Teal, 29 Tufted Duck, a Goosander, 2 Water Rails, 10 Common Gulls and a Peregrine. A Great White Egret was spotted flying south over Seamer Mead and 4 Golden Plover were flying with a Lapwing flock around the adjacent carrs, while about 100 Fieldfares were in a field to the south of Seamer Tip. A Black-headed Gull was seen at Scalby Mills this afternoon that had been ringed as an adult near Oslo on 29/5/18.

Little Owl in Hutton Buscel - Judi Kent Pyrah

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Saturday 18th January

A pair of Shoveler, 4 Gadwall and 6 Pink-footed Geese were at Seamer Tip pool this morning. 70+ Redwing and 100 Lapwing were seen from Garth End Road, and 120+ Lapwings and 350+ Golden Plover were seen south of Wykeham South Lake. 2 Shelduck, 10 Grey Herons and 35 Curlew were at Johnson's Marsh, and a Red-throated Diver and a Guillemot were seen from Long Nab. A Great White Egret was spotted at Wykeham South Lake in the early afternoon, and a Chiffchaff was seen at the bottom of Franklin Street before flying off down Columbus Ravine. 2 Buzzards were seen over Barmoor Lane, Scalby, and 3 were displaying on Suffield top. A single Waxwing was seen around the car park outside B&Q and Dunelm.

Chaffinch in Forge Valley - Beverley Senturk

Friday, 17 January 2020

Friday 17th January

4 Little Grebes, a Coot, 24 Tufted Duck, a Goldeneye, 7 Goosanders and a Water Rail were at Seamer Road Mere this morning. At Thornton Charity Farm there were 5 Grey Partridge, and a Grey Wagtail. A circuit round Dalby revealed 5 Woodcocks, 8 Crossbills, 20 Siskins and 3 Marsh Tits. A female Stonechat was spotted on the Cleveland Way south of Holbeck, and 6 Mediterranean Gulls (5 adult and 1 second winter bird) were on the rocks off there. At Black Rocks, between Holbeck and Cornelian Bay, there were 23 Purple Sandpipers, 32 Turnstones, 54 Oystercatchers and 5 Curlew.

Buzzard - Melanie Pearl

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Thursday 16th January

A Goosander was at Burton Riggs this morning, and 45 Curlew were at Scalby Lodge Pond. 3 Shovelers were at Seamer Tip pool, while in the fields nearby a total of 21 Pink-footed Geese were seen among Greylag and Canada Geese. At Wykeham South Lake there were 40 Lapwing, 50 Redwing, 30 Yellowhammer and 10 Great Crested Grebes.

Yellowhammers enjoying a mud bath - Chris Bull

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Wednesday 15th January

37 Fieldfares were at Irton Moor this morning, and the Hooded Crow was in fields between Scalby Beck and Scalby Lodge Pond. 2 Eiders flew south past Long Nab, 11 Goldeneye were at Wykeham South Lake, and 42 Curlew were at Scalby Lodge pond. 40+ Siskins were seen in Forge Valley, and 4 Redwings were feeding on berries at the town centre end of Valley Bridge. At Seamer Road Mere there were 8 Goosanders, 4 Little Grebes, 29 Tufted Ducks and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. A Short-eared Owl was hunting at Potter Brompton Carr, where there were also 4 Kestrels and a Common Buzzard. The Hooded Crow was seen again in the evening on the rocks in Jackson's Bay, where there were also a pair of Eiders.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200115

Eider pair - Paul Tozer


Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Tuesday 14th January

4 Wigeon, 7 Herons and 8 Pied Wagtails were seen at Johnson's Marsh this morning, and at Seamer Tip pool there were 3 Shovelers and 8 Pink-footed Geese with the goose flock nearby. A first year Iceland Gull was spotted briefly at Burton Riggs, and at Northstile pool near Wrench Green there were 8 Teal and a drake Goldeneye, plus 2 Willow Tits, 2 Jays, 60+ Siskin, and 20+ Redwing in the vicinity. 4 Snow Buntings were again by the dung heaps at Cromer Point pond, plus a Snipe and a Jack Snipe at the pond itself, and a Stonechat at Cromer Point. At Wykeham South Lake there was a Great White Egret, and a Spotted Redshank was seen briefly before flying off south-east. An immature female Merlin was seen at Potter Brompton Carr, where there was also a Great White Egret, 700+ Lapwing, 2 Golden Plover and a Snipe. A Kingfisher was seen again at the Open Air Theatre, and between Ellerburn Fish Farm and Dalby there were 4 Little Grebes, about 250 Siskin, 7 Marsh Tits, a Willow Tit and 80 Redwing. 12-15 Crossbills were near the top of Langate in Wykeham Forest, several of them singing males. In and around the little field near there was a large (120+) mixed finch flock, composed mainly of Chaffinches but with good numbers of Yellowhammers, Goldfinches, Greenfinches and a few Bramblings.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200114

Great White Egret - Judi Kent Pyrah

Monday, 13 January 2020

Monday 13th January

In the Yedingham/Low Marishes area this morning there were 3 Snipe, 600 Lapwing, 80 Teal, 90 Wigeon, and 11 Pink-footed Geese plus 80 more flying north. 2 Willow Tits were along Friar Dike. In the field below Seamer Tip pool there were 9 Pink-footed Geese with a mixed goose flock, and at Seamer Road Mere there were 3 Little Grebes, a Coot, 21 Tufted Duck, a Goosander and a Water Rail. Both a male and a female Kingfisher were spotted at the Open Air Theatre. Between Low Dalby and Heck Dale there were 590+ Siskins feeding, mostly in one large loose flock, plus 21 Bullfinches, 33 Chaffinches, a few Crossbills, Redpolls, Goldfinches and Greenfinches, 14 Goldcrests and 17 Robins.

Dipper - Kevin Groocock


Sunday, 12 January 2020

Sunday 12th January

5 Little Egrets were at Cayton Carr this morning, and later 9 Pink-footed Geese, 17 Lapwings and a Kestrel. At Seamer Road Mere there were 3 Goosanders, 19 Tufted Duck, a Coot, 3 Little Grebes and a Water Rail, while at Burton Riggs there were 3 Goosanders (2 male, 1 female) and a Little Grebe. A Red Kite was seen over Racecourse Road, just outside Ayton. 3 Snow Buntings were again at the Cromer Point muck heap, and 18 Curlew were at Scalby Lodge pond. 3 Grey Plovers were seen in Cornelian Bay, a Great Crested Grebe was in North Bay, and 120 Wigeon and a Little Egret were at Low Marishes. Late afternoon 4 Red-throated Divers were spotted in South Bay, 2 Shags and 4 Guillemots were seen off Marie Drive, and 3 Red-throated Divers and 49 Redshanks were in North Bay. In Jackson's Bay there were 11 Ringed Plover and 43 Oystercatchers; at the Open Air Theatre there was a Kingfisher and a Water Rail; and at Scalby Mills there were 750 Wigeon.

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Keith Humphrey


Saturday 11th Jahuary

9 Ringed Plover were seen at Scalby Mills this morning, a Kingfisher was seen at the Open Air Theatre, and a Chiffchaff was in Cornelian Ravine. The Hooded Crow was seen again, with about 30 Carrion Crows, moving between Scalby Lodge Pond field and the field to the south of this. The hunt for Great Grey Shrikes in the forests returned a blank, though lots of Crossbills were around - 10 seen in Harwood Dale Forest, 7 in Sneaton Forest, and large numbers in Langdale Forest - as well as 200-300 Brambling in an area of beech in Dalby Forest. This afternoon 3 Snow Bunting were around dung heaps between Cromer Point pond and the water treatment works, 41 Curlew were at Scalby Lodge Pond, 1080 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills, and 3 Purple Sandpiper and 63 Redshank were on rocks opposite lamp post 25 in North Bay. A Great White Egret was still at Wykeham South Lake, and Pink-footed Geese were in fields behind Seamer Tip pool. A Dipper was seen at Hilla Green bridge.

Snow Bunting - Steve Wignill

Friday, 10 January 2020

Friday 10th January

A Great White Egret was seen at Wykeham South Lake this morning before it flew off westwards. Also at WSL were 17 Wigeon (and another 52 that flew over), 3 Gadwall, 8 Goldeneye, 10 Great Crested Grebes, and 3 flocks of  Lapwings (approximately 400) that flew over heading south. 3 female Goosanders and 8 Tufted Duck were at Throxenby Mere, and at Seamer Road Mere there were 5 Water Rails, a Coot, 4 Little Grebes, 21 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye and a Goosander.

Stonechat - Melanie Pearl







Thursday, 9 January 2020

Thursday 9th January

2 Whooper Swans were on Cayton Carr this morning with the 11 (and later 12) White-fronted Geese. 7 Little Egrets were at Folkton Bridge, and 10 Waxwings were in the park off Heron Lane. At Seamer Road Mere there were just 23 Tufted Duck, a Little Grebe, a Coot and a Goosander remaining. A first year Iceland Gull was at Burton Riggs, 5 Pink-footed Geese were with a goose flock near Seamer Tip bridge, and a female Blackcap was at a bird table on Heron Lane.

Long Nab totals here:- https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1074/20200109



Redwing  Melanie Pearl

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Wednesday 8th January

11 White-fronted Geese were still on Cayton Carr this morning. A Chiffchaff and a Little Egret were by the sewage works, where a Lapland Bunting was seen flying south. A Brambling was near Piggs Farm, Garth End Road in West Ayton. A Waxwing was spotted in the B&Q car park, being chased by a Mistle Thrush, and 6 Waxwings were again in the park by Greenfinch Close in Crossgates. A Shelduck was at Johnson's Marsh, and at Cromer Point pond there were 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe, a Lapwing, and 21 Snow Buntings feeding by the dung heaps. 460 Lapwings, 30 Teal, 250 Fieldfare, 150 Redwings and 10 Grey Partridge were seen along the Hertford between Cayton and Flixton. A Shoveler and a Pink-footed Goose were at Seamer Tip pool, and 7 more Pink-footed Geese flew down into the field east of there. At New Dike, also in the Seamer Tip area, were Little Egret, a Kingfisher and 5 Grey Partridge, and on Taylor Way there was a Teal, a Common Snipe, 6 Grey Partridge and 20 Redwing. A Rough-legged Buzzard was spotted at Carr Fields Lane, heading south after being mobbed by corvids, and 100 Redwing were at Long Lane. 18 White-fronted Geese flew over Harwood Dale Lake, where a Shelduck remains. At Wykeham South Lake there were 10 Goldeneye, a pair of Wigeon, 7 Great Crested Grebes, a Willow Tit and 17 Mallard, while at Seamer Road Mere there were 4 Little Grebes, a Coot, 2 Water Rails, 25 Tufted Duck, 4 Goosanders, 2 Goldeneye, a Woodcock and a Chiffchaff. A flock of 20+ Redwings and a pair of Bullfinches were close to the railway path in Burniston, 2 Stonechats were at Cromer Point pond, and at Hackness Lake there were 21 Mandarins (15 male, 6 female), 4 Little Grebes, 3 Tufted Duck and 2 Mute Swans. At Potter Brompton Carr there were 5 White-fronted Geese, 131 Greylag Geese, 83 Wigeon, a drake Shoveler, 11 Mallard and a Great White Egret.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200108

Crossbill - Melanie Pearl

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Tuesday 7th January

Over 50 Yellowhammers were seen on Middle Lane, Hutton Buscel this morning. A second winter Glaucous Gull was seen at Scalby Mills before flying north towards Jackson's Bay, and a second winter Mediterranean Gull was at Seamer Road Mere along with a Lesser Back-backed Gull. A Goosander was at Scalby Mills and 14 Herons were seen at Johnson's Marsh. A Great Crested Grebe was at Burton Riggs, a Barn Owl was near the motorcycle track at Seamer Tip, and a Shoveler was at Seamer Tip pool. At Folkton Carr there was a Merlin, 50+ Fieldfares and 450+ Lapwings, while at Flotmanby Carr there was a Little Egret. 5 Waxwings were seen around Heron Lane and Curlew Drive in Crossgates, 3 more were seen by Valley Road duck pond, and a single individual was in the B&Q car park. 3 redhead Goldeneye were at Seamer Road Mere.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200107

Mediterranean Gull - David Caulfield

Monday, 6 January 2020

Monday 6th January

11 White-fronted Geese were seen on Cayton Carr this morning, and a Shoveler was at Seamer Tip pool. At Seamer Road Mere there were 2 Goldeneye, a Water Rail, a Goosander and 22 Tufted Duck, and 4 Goosanders were seen flying south over Heron Lane, Crossgates. 8 Waxwings were in trees at the eastern end of Flixton village, and another was near Dunelm on Seamer Road. A female Blackcap was in a Crossgates garden, and a Merlin flew south over Flixton.

Peregrine with Woodcock - Steve Clipperton

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Sunday 5th January

2 Blackcaps, a male and a female, were in Falsgrave Park this morning. 6 Pink-footed Geese were at Seamer tip large pool, a Shelduck was at Harwood Dale Lake, and at Seamer Road Mere there were 2 Little Grebes, 22 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, a Goosander and a Chiffchaff. 11 Russian White-fronted Geese were on Cayton Carr, and 4 more were at Potter Brompton Carr, where there were also 2 Great White Egrets. A Peregrine was also nearby at Cayton Carr, and 7 Whooper Swans flew over. A Jack Snipe was spotted at Taylor Way pool, and a drake Pintail and a Pochard were at Wykeham South Lake. A Hooded Crow flew from the field behind Johnson's Marsh towards Crook Ness area in the early afternoon. 7 Mediterranean Gulls were at the Holbeck car park, and 20+ Purple Sandpipers were on East Pier this morning. 60+ Greenfinch feeding near Ings Farm.

Goldfinches - Mark Hepples

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Saturday 4th January

A Hooded Crow was spotted at Beedale this morning, and in the afternoon one was also seen flying north towards Cromer Point from Scalby Lodge pond, where there were 41 Curlew in the fields. At Seamer Road Mere there was a Water Rail, a Chiffchaff, 2 Goldeneye, a Goosander and 4 Little Grebes; while 282 Greylag Geese, 4 Pink-footed Geese and 9 Gadwall were seen at Seamer Tip Pool. 9 Gadwall, 8 Goldeneye and a female Stonechat were present at Wykeham South Lake, at Brompton Carr there were 3 Great Egrets, 5 White-fronted Geese, 24 Pink-footed Geese, 102 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler and a Water Rail, and at Throxenby Mere there were 2 Goosanders. A flock of 16 Cormorants flew north over South Bay and 220+ Golden Plover flew west over Beedale, where 10 Common Buzzards were seen. All 6 species of Tit were spotted at the feeders in Forge Valley, 4  Buzzards and a Dipper were seen in Hackness, 5 Buzzards were seen at Broxa, and a Shelduck and 3 Mandarins were on Harwood Dale Lake. A Great Crested Grebe, a Shelduck and 3 Gadwall were in Cornelian Bay, 11 Ringed Plover were at Jackson's Bay, 3 Snipe were at Cromer Point pond, and 14 Skylarks and 8 Meadow Pipits were in stubble north of Scalby Lodge. A flock of 400+ Fieldfares and Redwings (mostly the former) were in a field just south of Wykeham Forest, a female Blackcap was in Falsgrave Park, 35 Pied Wagtails were roosting at Cromer Point Water Treatment works, and 28 Curlew were on Folkton Carr.

Mallard - Mark Hepples

Friday, 3 January 2020

Friday 3rd January

9 Teal, a Redshank and 58 Canada Geese were at Johnson's Marsh this morning, and 181 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills. At Seamer Road Mere there were 4 Little Grebes, 23 Tufted Duck, 2 Golodeneye, a Goosander, 2 Woodcock and 18 Bullfinches. A flock of 120+ Fieldfares were near Turkey Carpet, and a Kingfisher was seen on Peasholm main lake. In the field south of Seamer Tip pool there were 5 White-fronted Geese and 12+ Pink-footed Geese, while at the pool itself there were 13 Gadwall, 240 Greylag Geese and 192 Canada Geese. 8 Goldeneye, 9 Great Crested Grebes and a female Stonechat were seen at Wykeham South Lake. 6 Eiders flew north past Long Nab, a Shelduck was at Harwood Dale Lake, 5 Shoveler were at the Flower of May pond, 2 Great Crested Grebes were in South Bay, and 4 adult Mediterranean Gulls were at Holbeck car park. A Chiffchaff was at Folkton sewage farm, 7 Grey Partridge, 14 Stock Doves and 180 Fieldfares were in Flixton, and 250 Jackdaws were in stubble at Cornelian Bay. A Rough-legged Buzzard, 20 Common Buzzards, 2 Red Kites and 2 Goshawks were all seen over Beedale this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200103

Rough-legged Buzzard - Judi Kent Pyrah


Thursday, 2 January 2020

Thursday 2nd January

About 50 Canada Geese flew south over Burniston this morning. 4 Waxwings were seen in the Stepney Drive area, and 5 at Crab Lane, Crossgates in the afternoon. A Marsh Tit was at Burton Riggs, 5 Wigeon were at Seamer Tip pool, a male Peregrine flew east over Star Carr, where there were 20 Fieldfares, and at Seamer Mead there were 60 Fieldfares, a Little Egret, a female Peregrine and 100 Starlings, while 9 Pink-footed Geese flew west. A Redshank and 10 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh, 3 Snipe and 25 Skylarks were in stubble at Scalby Lodge, and a Great Crested Grebe flew south at Long Nab. At Seamer Road Mere there were 2 Little Grebes, 2 Goldeneye, a Teal, a Goosander and 2 Chiffchaffs. A redhead Smew was spotted on the west side of Wykeham South Lake, where there was also a first winter Caspian Gull, 2 Shoveler, a Pochard and 8 Goldeneye. 160 Bramblings were feeding on beech mast at New Close Rigg, Dalby Forest where a Goshawk was also seen. A Red Kite was seen hunting over fields in Scampston adjacent to the lake and A64 lay-by. 60+ Pink-footed Geese flew inland over Dean Road in the early evening, and were heard flying over Gladstone Road area and at Cayton.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200102

Goldcrest - Judi Kent Pyrah

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Wednesday 1st January

The new year kicked off with a sighting of a Hooded Crow in Folkton, plus a Buzzard and 80 Pied Wagtails at Bear Bridge. 5 Waxwings were seen in the morning around B&Q and Dunelm, 4 were seen early afternoon on Stepney Drive before being scattered by a Sparrowhawk, and 4 were in the park behind Plover Gardens. 37 Purple Sandpipers were roosting at the harbour, and at Seamer Road Mere there were 19 Tufted Duck, a Chiffchaff, 2 Goldeneye, a Goosander, 3 Teal and a Coot. At Taylor Way there were 5 Common Snipe, a Jack Snipe and a Water Rail, while a Gadwall and a Wigeon were at Seamer Tip pool. At Folkton sewage farm there was a Chiffchaff, and 44 Pink-footed Geese flew over. 2 Little Egrets were on Cayton Carr, and 2 drake Pochards were at Burton Riggs. 39 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying south over the railway station, and were also seen over the Mount, and 38 (the same/different group?) over Folkton. 3 Snow Buntings were on the Cleveland Way by Scalby Lodge pond, while 13 Ringed Plover and a Kingfisher were at Scalby Mills, where 3 Shelduck flew south. 4 Red-throated Divers and a drake Gadwall were in Cornelian Bay, where a Great Northern Diver was spotted flying past south, and a Marsh Tit and 2 Goldcrests were in the ravine. A mixed flock of Chaffinches and Bramblings was seen at Cockmoor Hall, and a Brambling was in a mixed finch flock on the west side of Wykeham Forest, along with a Fieldfare and a Redwing nearby. A female Blackcap was in Falsgrave Park, a Merlin was seen on Thronton Carrs, and 23 Mandarins were on Hackness Lake. At Long Nab there were 16 Curlew in the field next to the car park, and a Dunlin was in Jackson's Bay.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200101

Kingfisher at Peasholm - Mark Hepples

Tuesday 31st December

6 adult Mediterranean Gulls were at Holbeck this morning, including the annual ringed visitor. 21 Curlew were seen at Long Nab, plus 3 Snow Buntings, Meadow Pipits and Skylarks 3 fields north of the observatory. 2 Chiffchaffs were present in Dean Road cemetery, and 3 Waxwings were in a garden on Stepney Drive. At Cloughton Wyke there was a Peregrine, a Redshank and 4 Fulmars, and a pair of Goosanders flew past. A Great Grey Shrike just east of May Moss in Langdale Forest concludes the year's sightings, along with 2 Stonechats, 2 Redpoll and several Crossbills in the same area.

Mediterranean Gull - Chris Bell

Monday, 30 December 2019

Monday 30th December

Waxwings were again seen in Crossgates - 8 in trees off Heron Lane, and later in trees behind Plover Gardens. 80 Pink-footed Geese, 6 White-fronted Geese and 130 Lapwings were on Cayton Carr, while 2 Great Egrets, about 920 Lapwings, a Redshank, a Dunlin and 12 Snipe were at Potter Brompton Carr. 400+ Golden Plover were seen at Cockmoor Hall, 80+ Siskins and 2 Dippers were spotted in Troutsdale, and a female Hawfinch was perched by the Hilla Green bridge. A male and a female Goshawk and a Merlin were seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint, where a single Waxwing flew over south. In the Ebberston Common area of Dalby there were 4 Willow Tits, 15 Crossbills, and a Goshawk flew overhead. 8 Ringed Plovers were at Scalby Mills, a Chiffchaff and a Redshank were at Seamer sewage works, and a Water Rail and 10 Grey Partridges were on the east side of Seamer Tip. A Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail were seen at the top of Peasholm, and on Johnson's Marsh there were 55 Canada Geese, 9 Herons, 9 Curlew and 17 Teal. At North Ings/Low Marishes there were about 300 Teal, 80 Wigeon,a Goosander, 120 Mallard, 40 Gadwall, 8 Herons, and 2000+ Starlings heading to roost.

Long-tailed Tit - Paul Tozer

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Sunday 29th December

6 Whooper Swans were still on Cayton Carr this morning, and 6 Little Egrets were at Folkton Bridge. A single Waxwing was in Crossgates at Nightingale Lane, 17 were in trees opposite Greenfinch Close, and one was in the B&Q car park. An adult Mediterranean Gull flew north over the field below Plaxtons, and 5 were in the Holbeck car park, including the Polish-ringed PNN5 bird which is back for its 7th winter. 3 Corn Buntings were in stubble at the side of the A64 bypass near Metes Lane, Seamer. 4 drake Eiders landed off Long Nab, and 25 Curlew were in the field at Crook Ness. At Scalby Mills there were 8 Ringed Plovers, 439 Wigeon, a Mallard and 3 Teal. A Red-throated Diver was in North Bay, a Lapwing and 4 Purple Sandpipers were in Cornelian Bay, and a Common Scoter was feeding off Black Rocks in South Bay. At Wykeham South Lake there was a Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, 22 Gadwall, a Stonechat, and a Snipe, while 50+ Lapwings flew south-west. 80+ Pink-footed Geese flew inland over Dean Road, and a Chiffchaff was seen in Hutton Buscel.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191229

Chiffchaff at Hutton Buscel - Judi Kent Pyrah


Saturday, 28 December 2019

Saturday 28th December

3 Teal and 3 Wigeon were at Burton Riggs this morning, and at Seamer Tip Pool there were 107 Teal, 9 Wigeon, and a female Merlin flew over. A Pale-bellied Brent Goose, a Goosander, and a Goldeneye flew past Long Nab, and 2 Fieldfares and a Redwing flew in off the sea. 90+ Goldfinches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a large mixed flock of tits, a Grey Wagtail, a Redwing and a Fieldfare were seen in the Dean Road cemetery. 6 Whooper Swans were on Folkton Carr; 2 Lapwings were at Scalby Mills; a Canada Goose was in North Bay; and a Grey Wagtail flew from Peasholm Park towards Peasholm Glen. 50-60 Bramblings were again at Haygate, Dalby, and 2 Red-throated Divers were in the harbour. At Low Marishes there were 180 Teal, 100 Wigeon and a Snipe, and just south of there at North Ings there were: 250 Wigeon, 80 Teal, 39 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, a hybrid Shelduck, 3 Goldeneye and 5 Tufted Duck. 5 Whooper Swans were at Low Newstead Grange, and at Wykeham South Lake there were 19 Gadwall, 6 Goldeneye, and 10 Great Crested Grebes. 2 Eiders, 2 Red-throated Divers and 4 Shags were in Cayton Bay, and 2 Red-throated Divers were in Cornelian Bay.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191228

Redshanks - Melanie Pearl


Friday, 27 December 2019

Friday 27th December

Waxwings galore again! 18 near Long Lane railway crossing, Crossgates, and 37 in the park and feeding on the corner of Nightingale Lane, plus 55 at Cayton playing field. A Chiffchaff was on Marine Drive, where 24 Common Scoter were seen offshore. A Red-throated Diver and a Razorbill were in North Bay and an adult Mediterranean Gull was at Scalby Mills. A female Blackcap was observed feeding on Mahonia flowers on Heron Lane. At Low Marishes this afternoon there were 70 Pink-footed Geese, 230 Greylag Geese, 5 Whooper Swans, a Shelduck, 160 Wigeon, 150 Pied Wagtails and 2200 Lapwings. In Dalby Forest a Green Woodpecker was at lower Flaxdale and a few Bramblings were seen between there and Housedale, while 60+ very vocal Crossbills were still around Haygate.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191227

Female Goldeneye - Mark Hepples


Thursday, 26 December 2019

Thursday 26th December

A Red-throated Diver and a Shag were in the harbour this morning. A Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 110 Linnets and 12 Yellowhammers were at Thornton Carrs, where 600 Pink-footed Geese were seen taking off in the distance at Low Marishes. A Peregrine and 4 Crossbills were seen at Standing Stones, Cloughton. In the late afternoon 5 Whooper Swans, 60 Pink-footed Geese in flight, and 200+ Fieldfares were seen at Low Marishes, and a similar number of Fieldfares were also seen at Malton Cote, Ebberston.

Peregrine - Bob Howe


Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Wednesday 25th December

43 Waxwings were again behind Plover Gardens, and also on the corner of Nightingale Lane and Heron Lane. A Great Crested Grebe was at Burton Riggs, and a male Blackcap was spotted in Falsgrave Park. At Seamer Road Mere there were 32 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye and a Chiffchaff. The car park at Haygate/Dalby was alive with birds, including 3 Marsh Tits, up to 50 Bramblings and a similar number of Crossbills bathing in puddles, one of which was in full song. 24 Purple Sandpipers and 49 Turnstones were roosting at the harbour this afternoon, while 47 Redshank were roosting on the sea defences at the southern end of North Bay. A Red-throated Diver, a Shag and 8 Cormorants were in South Bay/the harbour, and 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Guillemots and 2 Cormorants were off Marine Drive.

Red-throated Diver - Judi Kent Pyrah




Tuesday 24th December

Waxwings were again in the park behind Plover Gardens this morning, and 8 were also seen at the corner of Greylands Park Drive and Wreyfield Drive. 3 Twite were with about 60 Linnets at Crook Ness, and a Snipe and a Kingfisher were spotted sitting together at Scalby Mills. In the Dalby/Housedale area there were about 30 Bramblings, 3 Marsh Tits and 20+ Crossbills. A Willow Tit, a Barn Owl, 6 Snipe and 46 Teal were at Potter Brompton Carr.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191224

Female Goosander - Mark Hepples

Male Goosander - Mark Hepples

Monday, 23 December 2019

Monday 23rd December

Waxwings were seen again (46 counted) throughout the day, flying around Nightingale Lane, Sandpiper Close, and the park behind Plover Gardens, Crossgates. One male and two female Goosanders flew north over Burton Riggs, and 9 Goosanders were at Harwood Dale Lake. 37 Greenfinches and a flock of 80+ Siskins were seen near the river in the Hackness area.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191223

Fulmars - Scarborough Porpoise


Saturday, 21 December 2019

Saturday 21st December

A drake Goldeneye was at Burton Riggs this morning, and Waxwings were again on the 'birds' estate in Crossgates, with 40 also being seen there in the afternoon, in the park behind Plover Gardens. 7 Little Egrets were on Cayton Carrs, near the bridge. In Dalby Forest, Haygate area there were still good numbers of Bramblings (about 50 near the car park), plus about 30 Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, 2 Willow Tits and 25+ Crossbills.

Tree Sparrows - Judi Kent Pyrah



Friday, 20 December 2019

Friday 20th December

A Chiffchaff was on Woodall Avenue this morning. Waxwings were abundant again: 33 were feeding near Plover Gardens, and later 34 were in the park between Plover Gardens and Curlew Drive, with 39 plus 12 in the same area late morning. 2 Little Egrets were on Clayton Carr.

Brambling - Judi Kent Pyrah