Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Tuesday 10th December

The major highlights from Long Nab today were a Glaucous Gull this morning and a Red-breasted Merganser this afternoon,both flying by northwards. 37 Wigeon were at Harwood Dale Lake.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191210

Waxwing - Steve Race

Monday, 9 December 2019

Monday 9th December

53 Waxwings were on Rocks Lane, Burniston this morning, near the Three Jolly Sailors pub, and were still there round midday though very flighty. A single Waxwing was also spotted flying south-west over Woodall Avenue. The Scaup remained at Burton Riggs along with 2 Wigeon, and at Harwood Dale Lake there were 6 Teal, 26 Wigeon, 2 Goosanders, 120 Fieldfare and 30 Redwings. A Slavonian Grebe was seen just outside the harbour this afternoon, and a single Whooper Swan was at Seamer Road Mere.

Count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191209

Slavonian Grebe - Dan Redfern


Sunday, 8 December 2019

Sunday 8th December

22 Waxwings were in trees at The Three Jolly Sailors pub, and 2 were at Willymath Close, in Burniston this morning. The Scaup remains at Burton Riggs, and 3 Barnacle Geese and a Goldeneye flew west from Seamer Tip pool. 11 Whooper Swans were at Seamer Road Mere, and at Wykeham South Lake there were 8 Teal, an Egyptian Goose, 80 Wigeon, 21 Gadwall, 7 Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebes, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Cormorants and a Redshank. 600+ Golden Plover were seen circling over Binnington Carr. At Low Marishes there were 4 Whooper Swans, 20 Mute Swans, and 2 mixed flocks of geese containing a total of: 14 White-fronted Geese (Russian), about 1260 Pink-footed Geese, 315 Greylag Geese, a Dark-bellied Brent Goose and 3 Barnacle Geese. A Red Kite and 10 Buzzards were spotted at Beedale, while a female Merlin, a Peregrine, 10 Bramblings and good numbers of Redwings and Fieldfares were seen at Ings Farm, Wykeham. At Seamer Tip pools this afternoon there were 3 Mute Swans, 262 Greylags, 77 Canada Geese, 33 Mallard, 22 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot and 10 Redwings.

Count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191208

Whooper Swans- Scarborough Porpoise

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Saturday 7th December

Three Great White Egrets were feeding at the River Derwent south of Wykeham Lakes. The drake Scaup was still at Burton Riggs. Scalby Mills had 118 Wigeon and a Kingfisher. A Kingfisher was also feeding from the rocks at Long Nab where a pair of Stonechats were near the observatory. Two Waxwings made a brief early visit to berries at Willymath Close, Burniston but had not returned by midday. Two Great Crested Grebes were in Cornelian Bay. Perhaps more thrushes arriving from the east; two Redwings at Crook Ness and Hood Lane at Cloughton held 12 Redwings and 10 Blackbirds.

Long Nab counts here: https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1074/20191207

Ringed Plover Scalby Mills - Allan Hunt




Friday 6th December

The drake Scaup was still at Burton Riggs where a Little Egret also flew south plus a Kingfisher and Chiffchaff present. Eight Waxwings were feeding on berries opposite the Oak Wheel PH in Burniston then flew west at 08.45, a further 12 were at Barry's Lane at 11.15, and 28 were again seen off and on through the day at Eden Drive off Seamer road. Two Red-breasted Mergansers flew south at Long Nab.

Long Nab totals here: https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1074/20191206

Scaup Burton Riggs- Terry Hobson

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Thursday 5th December

48 Waxwings were briefly at Willymath Close, Burniston late morning before leaving northwards. 28 Waxwings were also seen off and on throughout the day at Eden Drive, off Seamer Road. The drake Scaup still at burton Riggs. At Seamer tip pool were a Merlin, 25 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Ducks and 5 Coot. A Chiffchaff was at Hood Lane, Cloughton where 16 Redwings flew west.

Goldcrest (Paula Hopkinson)

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Wednesday 4th December

At Seamer Road Mere this morning there were 4 Goldeneye, a Goosander, a Wigeon, 2 Coot, 6 Little Grebes, a Kingfisher and a Chiffchaff. 31 Snow Buntings were in the fields north of Long Nab and the Waxwings were briefly seen again at Willymath Close, Burniston. At Potter Brompton Carr there were 2 Great Egrets, 3 White-fronted Geese, a Peregrine, 61 Golden Plovers, 380 Lapwings, 11 Snipe, a Stonechat, a Shoveler, 220+ Teal and 60+ Mallard. The Geese and the Golden Plovers flew off west. 30+ Crossbills, about the same number of Siskins, 4 Willow Tits, and 2 Marsh Tits. Wykeham South Lakes had 5 Goldeneye, 36 Wigeon, 61 Coot, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Little Grebes, 50+ Fieldfares and 25 Redwings.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191204

Treecreeper - Paul Tozer

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Tuesday 3rd December

Waxwings were at Willymath Close in Burniston again today - 13 this morning and 35 seen in the afternoon. A single Waxwing was again outside Cayton School. The Scaup remained at Burton Riggs, together with 2 redhead Goosanders. A Chiffchaff was in the hedge beside the A64 between Seamer and Crossgates, and 2 Snow Buntings were in the fields north of Long Nab. A Great Grey Shrike was spotted in a clearfell to the north of Ellerburn Bank. Apparently a large alien of Pink-footed Geese flew south over Burniston, but I suspect it was actually a skein!

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191203

Redshank - Melanie Pearl


Monday, 2 December 2019

Monday 2nd December

Lots of Waxwings again today: 13 were seen at Willymath Close, Burniston this morning, and up to 35 were there later in the day. 8 were seen at the junction of Manor Road and Woodlands Ravine round midday, and 13 were there mid-afternoon. A single Waxwing was spotted outside Cayton School. The main highlight from Long Nab was a Lapland Bunting flying north. A drake Scaup was at Burton Riggs, partnered with a female Tufted Duck. 3 White-fronted Geese, 23 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Great Egrets and 35 Wigeon were at Potter Brompton Carr, viewable from the track leading to Haybridge Farm.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191202

Scaup - Chris Bull

Mute Swan - Dan Redfern

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Sunday 1st December

Waxwings galore! To summarise: groups of up to 25 Waxwings were seen around the Newlands Park Drive/Newland Park Crescent/ St Peter's School area throughout the morning. Groups also moved between Willymath Close in Burniston and somewhere to the north of there, with the number of birds seen there peaking at 65 this afternoon. At Wykeham South Lake this morning there were 79 Coot, 6 Goldeneye, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Little Grebes, 3 Gadwall and 23 Tufted Duck. A Brambling was at Crook Ness, a Snow Bunting was behind the observation hut at Long Nab, and a Great Northern Diver flew past northwards. 6 Whooper Swans were spotted flying south over Crossgates early in the morning, and a Water Rail, a Kingfisher and 2 Willow Tits were seen at New Dike, Seamer Tip. Late in the afternoon a Little Owl, a Barn Owl and 7 Snipe were seen at Thornton Carrs.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191201

Greenfinches - Rose Habberley

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Saturday 30th November

Early this morning a pair of Goosanders were on the sea off the harbour. 38 Waxwings were again at Newlands Park Drive, and 11 were also seen late morning at Willymath Close in Burniston. A Great Northern Diver flew north past Long Nab, a Little Auk and a Great Crested Grebe flew north past Marine Drive, and 98 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Newlands. A Little Auk was also seen in Cornelian Bay, where 2 Red-throated Divers and 2 Goldeneye were seen flying north. In the Scalby Lodge area there were 11 Common Snipe, 46 Curlew, 16 Meadow Pipits and 12 Skylarks, and at Cromer Point pond there was a Stonechat and 2 Common Snipe. In the Haygate area of Dalby there were about 50 Crossbills, some singing, and a similar number of Siskins, plus a Brambling, a Willow Tit and a Marsh Tit. A Kingfisher and a Dipper were spotted in upper Peasholm Glen this afternoon, while a Kingfisher and a Mediterranean Gull were seen at Scalby Mills. A Goldeneye and a Razorbill were in South Bay. Large numbers of Common Crossbills in  Dalby Forest, estimated at 350, 100 of which were at Bickley Gate.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191130

Kingfisher - Scarborough Porpoise

Friday, 29 November 2019

Friday 29th November

3 White-fronted Geese, a Great White Egret and 18 Gadwall were at Seamer Tip pool this morning, with the White-fronted Geese moving a bit later to join Greylags in a field to the south of the pond. 100 Redwings were on Taylor Way, 100 Pink-footed Geese flew over Crossgates, and 7 Little Egrets were in fields beside Folkton Sewage Farm. 138 Common Scoter, 2 Eiders and 22 Mallards flew past Long Nab, and the flock of Waxwings were again seen at Newlands Park Drive. A Great Northern Diver and a Red-throated Diver were in the harbour, where 31 Purple Sandpipers and 4 Rock Pipits were roosting on East Pier.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191129

Fieldfare - Melanie Pearl


Thursday, 28 November 2019

Thursday 28th November

36 Mandarin Ducks and 8 Goosanders were seen at Harwood Dale Lake today, while at Wykeham South Lake there were 500+ Black-headed Gulls, 160 Wigeon, 34 Tufted Duck, 42 Coot, 400+ Greylag Geese, 7 Great Crested Grebes and 12 Gadwall. A Goldeneye and 53 Common Scoter were seen passing by Long Nab, and 36 Waxwings were again seen at Newlands round lunchtime. At Low Marishes there were 23 Whooper Swans, 27 Mute Swans and about 1000 Lapwings on flooded fields, plus 2000+ Starlings and about 500 Fieldfares.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191128

Herring Gull - Rose Habberley

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Wednesday 27th November

A Great White Egret was at Seamer Tip pool early this morning. The Waxwings were seen again on Newlands Park Drive this afternoon - the number had gone up to 36 today. 24 Yellowhammers were in stubble south of Hood Lane, and 8 Redwings were nearby,but there was no sign of the Hoopoe that was seen briefly yesterday.

Count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191127

Waxwing - Alex Meek


Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Tuesday 26th November

At Seamer Road Mere this morning there were 45 Tufted Duck, a Goldeneye, 3 Goosanders, a Coot, 6 Little Grebes and a Water Rail, while 8 Pink-footed Geese flew over southwards. 11 Crossbills were seen in Wykeham Forest, plus a mixed flock of about 30 Siskins and Redpolls, 5 Marsh Tits, 4 Treecreepers, 5 Bullfinches and 5+ Goldcrests. A Kingfisher was seen feeding from the  rocks at Scalby Mills, but there was no sign of the Waxwings today. A late piece news - a Hoopoe was seen briefly, early this morning in a garden on Hood Lane, Cloughton. 50+ Greenfinch at Wykeham Lakes.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191126

Lesser Redpoll - Judi Kent Pyrah


Monday, 25 November 2019

Monday 25th November

Up to 30 Waxwings were again seen off and on today near the Newlands shops. A Jack Snipe was seen in Wrench Green and a Common Snipe on the hillside opposite Mowthorpe. Both Jack Snipe and Common Snipe were also seen at Cromer Point pond. An additional 3 Common Snipe were at Scalby Lodge, where there were 18 Meadow Pipits, 14 Skylarks, 30 Linnets and 5 Twite. A Chiffchaff was at Crook Ness, while at Long Nab 64 Pink-footed Geese and 59 Lapwings flew past southwards and a Woodcock flew in off the sea. 40 Redshank were on the rocks off Marine Drive, and 7 Little Egrets were on Folkton Carr.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191125

Twite - Nick Addey


Sunday, 24 November 2019

Sunday 24th November

A Water Rail was spotted near the Open Air Theatre early this morning, and 6 Little Egrets were at Folkton Bridge while a Great White Egret remains at Seamer Tip pool. Up to 32 Waxwings were feeding on Rowan berries near Newlands shops periodically through the day. 25 Eiders flew north past Marine Drive and 2 Pink-footed Geese flew south east over Seamer Tip. About 60 Crossbills, 70+ Siskins, 2 Bramblings, 2 Marsh Tits and 6 Nuthatches were encountered on the Haygate circuit, Dalby this afternoon.

Waxwing - Beverley Senturk

Bullfinch - Paul Tozer

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Saturday 23rd November

The Great Northern Diver remained in the harbour today, and 26 Waxwings were again seen near the Newlands shops for about half an hour in the middle of the day. 31 Wigeon and 29 Mandarin Ducks were at Harwood Dale Lake. 28 Purple Sandpipers were roosting on the steps by the lighthouse, and 52 Turnstones were on East Pier.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191123

Waxwings near Newlands shops - Nick Addey


Friday, 22 November 2019

Friday 22nd November

12 Moorhens and 7 Herons were seen at Johnson's Marsh this afternoon. An immature female Merlin flew east over Potter Brompton Carr, where there were also 4 Shoveler and 400+ Lapwings. Over 600 Golden Plover were seen over fields between Potter Brompton Carr and Wykeham South Lake. A Kingfisher, a drake Goosander and 2 Goldeneye were at Seamer Road Mere; the Great Northern Diver was still in the harbour, and the Red-throated Diver was in South Bay. An adult Mediterranean Gull was seen in South Bay and another in Peasholm Park. 25 Waxwings were feeding in a rowan tree near the Newlands Park Drive shops.

Great Northern Diver - Joe Bamfield


Thursday, 21 November 2019

Thursday 21st November

39 Fieldfares were seen near Garth End Farm this morning. A Chiffchaff was at Willymath Close, Burniston, 11 Rock Pipits were in the fields at Long Nab, and a Great White Egret was in the filed south of Seamer Tip Pool. At Seamer Road Mere there were: 57 Mute Swans, a pair of Gadwall, 17 Mallard, 32Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebes, 10 Cormorants, 61 Moorhens, a Mediterranean Gull, a Blackcap and a Grey Wagtail.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191121

Reed Bunting - Daniel Morley


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Wednesday 20th November

6 Fieldfares and 6 Bullfinches were seen this morning on Cockrah Road, where 108 Pink-footed Geese flew over east and were seen a bit later heading north over Cloughton. At Seamer Road Mere there were 4 Little Grebes, a Goldeneye, 3 Goosanders, 2 Coot, 2 Water Rails, a Mediterranean Gull, a Chiffchaff and 13+ Bullfinches. 2 Great White Egrets were at Potter Brompton, and another was at Seamer Tip Pool (where there were also 2 Shovelers and 19 Gadwall) before flying off towards Cayton. 62 Mandarin Ducks and 3 Little Grebes were on Hackness Lake, and both the Red-throated and Great Northern Divers were in the harbour again. A Marsh Harrier flew north at Long Nab, as did 530 Woodpigeons, while 3670 more Woodpigeons flew south. 2 Great Grey Shrikes were in Langdale Forest, one in the May Moss area and the other at Cess Banks/Stony Knoll. Also in the forest were a Green Woodpecker, 30 Crossbills, a Lesser Redpoll and 2 Stonechats at Derwent Head. 4 Willow Tits, 2 Marsh Tits, about 50 Crossbills, about 70 Siskins, 5 Nuthatches and 28 Fieldfare were seen in the Haygate area of Dalby Forest this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191120


Magpies - Terry Hobson


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Tuesday 19th November

On Potter Brompton Carr this morning there were 550+ Teal, a Great White Egret, a Marsh Harrier, 100+ Wigeon, a Shoveler, 2 Grey Wagtails, about 30 Pied Wagtails, a Stonechat, and a Crossbill, while 32 Golden Plover flew over. The Great Northern and Red-throated Divers were both still in the harbour, and at Low Marishes there were 20 Whooper Swans, 22 Mute Swans, about 200 Golden Plover and about 500 Lapwings. 13 Snow Buntings were in the third field north of Long Nab, where there were also 3 Yellowhammers, 5 Reed Buntings, and a Little Owl near the small pond. Passing by Long Nab heading south were 810 Pink-footed Geese, a Little Egret, 366 Woodpigeons and 480 Golden Plover; while passing by northwards were 155 Pink-footed Geese, a Great Northern Diver and 1690 Woodpigeons. 4 Little Egrets and 60+ Pied Wagtails were seen at Flixton sewage works, and a Great White Egret, 24 Gadwall and 3 Shovelers were at Seamer Tip pool.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191119

Long-tailed Tit - Daniel Morley


Monday, 18 November 2019

Monday 18th November

150 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying south over the junction of the A169 and Old Wives Way this morning, and the Great Northern Diver and a Red-throated Diver were both in the harbour again. Highlights passing Long Nab include a Pomarine Skua, a Little Auk, 3 Goosanders, 2 Snow Buntings and 10 Common Eider. A Great White Egret was in a ploughed field east of Seamer Tip Pool, and 40 to 50 Collared Doves were on the phone wires at Carr House Farm, Cayton.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191118

Red-throated Diver - Steve Race

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Sunday 17th November

The Great Northern Diver was again in the harbour this morning, and 2 Water Rails were heard calling behind the Open Air Theatre. 6 Whooper Swans flew south over Cayton Carrs, and 60 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Taylor Way. A Great White Egret flew onto Seamer Tip Pool and a single  Pink-footed Goose was on Seamer Mead. There were 1600 Golden Plover and 600 Lapwings at Binnington/Willerby Carr, and at Wykeham South Lake there were 83 Coot, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Goldeneye, 17 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 7 Wigeon and a Teal. At Cornelian Bay there were 11 Common Scoter and 3 Red-throated Divers; a Little Auk and 6 Eider were seen flying north; and 5 Reed Buntings were in the ravine. At Newstead Grange, Low Marishes there were 44 Whooper Swans, 12 Mute Swans, 2 Goosander, 110 Greylag Geese, about 650 Lapwings, about 350 Fieldfares, 4 Common Buzzards, 30 Redwings and 18 Golden Plover. 5 Snow Buntings remained between Cromer Point pond (where there were 2 Snipe) and the waste water treatment works this afternoon. 132 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191117

Siskin - Judi Kent Pyrah


Saturday, 16 November 2019

Saturday 16th November

A Great Northern Diver, a Red-throated Diver, a Shag and a Cormorant were all in the harbour this morning. A Snow Bunting was seen on the Cleveland Way just south of the Long Nab observatory, 3 were seen the third field north of there a bit later, and in the early afternoon 5 were seen feeding between Cromer Point pond and the waste water treatment works. A Stonechat was also near Cromer Point pond. Highlights seen passing Long Nab in the morning were 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 39 Eiders, 4 Goldeneye and 2 Black-throated Divers. A Pochard, a Chiffchaff and 30 Redwings were at Seamer Tip Pool this morning, and 2 Kingfishers and a Dipper were on the upper part of Peasholm Beck. At Potter Brompton Carr there were a Marsh Harrier, a Water Rail, 12 Snipe, 14 Lapwing, 3 Shoveler, 480+ Teal, 95 Wigeon, 40 Mallard, a Stonechat and a Grey Wagtail. 7 Little Egrets were spotted at Folkton Bridge (one of them a colour-ringed bird). There were 2 Whooper Swans and 135 Wigeon on Cayton Carr. 18 Whooper Swans were feeding with Mute Swans opposite Low Newstead Grange Farm, Low Marishes where there were also 8 Pink-footed Geese and 2500 Starlings. A Chiffchaff was in Falsgrave Park.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191116

Snow Bunting - Steven Wignill

Friday, 15 November 2019

Friday 15th November

A Great Northern Diver spent the day in the harbour, a Little Auk was just outside the harbour in the morning, a Red-throated Diver was in at the harbour mouth at dusk, and 35 Purple Sandpipers were roosting on the east pier late afternoon. There were 66 Mute Swans at Seamer Road Mere, plus 4 Little Grebes and 2 male Goosanders. A Curlew and an adult Mediterranean Gull were on the North Bay beach this morning and a Great Crested Grebe was in South Bay this afternoon. Highlights passing Long Nab include a Pintail, 185 Eider, a Red-breasted Merganser, a Black-throated Diver, 2 Pomarine Skuas, 3 Great Skuas and 8 Little Auks.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191115


Great Crested Grebe - Joe Bamfield

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Thursday 14th November

A Great Northern Diver was in the harbour this morning, a Kingfisher was spotted at Peasholm, and a Goldeneye and 66 Coot were at Wykeham South Lake. A Pomarine Skua, a Pochard and a Velvet Scoter all flew north past Long Nab.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191114

Purple Sandpiper - Lynn Comley

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Wednesday 13th November

A Merlin was hunting Reed Buntings in the cover crop near Long Nab this morning. A Blackcap was seen on Heron Lane, a Great White Egret was still at Seamer Tip Pool, and 5 Little Egrets were at Folkton Bridge. 120 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Crossgates mid-morning and another 50 in the early afternoon, while 126 were seen flying south past Long Nab. An adult Pomarine Skua in moult went north past Long Nab, where 3 Snow Buntings were still north of the observatory plus another in the fields south-west of Crook Ness. 3 Bramblings were seen feeding on beech mast near Low Dalby where there were also good numbers of Crossbills. At Seamer Road Mere there were 26 Tufted Duck, 52 Mute Swans, 4 Little Grebes and a Water Rail. A Great Northern Diver was in the harbour this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191113

Great Northern Diver in the harbour - Ian Glaves


Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Tuesday 12th November

A Great White Egret was in the field south east of Seamer Tip Pool this morning, and 2 others were seen early morning at Wykeham South Lake before flying off west. 88 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Eider, 237 Woodpigeons and a Snow Bunting flew south past Long Nab. 12 Whooper Swans were feeding with 20 Mute Swans and 7 Pink-footed Geese in fields at Willow Grange Farm, Low Marishes in the late afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191112

Goshawk - Judi Kent Pyrah


Monday, 11 November 2019

Monday 11th November

7 Whooper Swans flew south past Long Nab this morning, and 80+ Pink-footed Geese flew over Seamer Tip pool. A Great Crested Grebe was seen in the harbour mouth, and 4 Little Egrets were east of Folkton Bridge. At Wykeham South Lake there were 7 Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Little Grebes, 180+ Fieldfares, 9 Bullfinches and 11 Siskins. A Marsh Harrier was seen hunting over the fields at Potter Brompton Carr, where there were also 2 Peregrines, 80+ Wigeon, a Stonechat and about 200 Teal. 3 Snow Buntings remain in the fields north of Long Nab and another flew off north, while 35 Siskins were at the ringing plantation. 2 Kingfishers and a Chiffchaff were at the Open Air Theatre, a Great White Egret was in the field below SeamerTip Pool, and 21 Tufted Duck and 9 Siskins were in Peasholm Park.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191111

Great White Egret - Dan Morley


Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sunday 10th November

15 Siskins flew over Dean Road early this morning. A Great White Egret and 15 Gadwall were at Seamer Tip Pool. 150 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Crossgates and later on about 100 more flew over Morrisons. 3 Snow Buntings remain at Long Nab, mostly in the third field north of the observatory, and a Woodcock was at the scrape. 2 Chiffchaffs were spotted among a flock of tits near the castle. In Cornelian Bay there were 3 Red-throated Divers, 5 Common Scoter, 6 Purple Sandpipers and a Grey Plover, while in the ravine there was a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Treecreeper. 4 Little Grebes, 35 Tufted Duck, a Goldeneye, 2 Goosanders, 8 Cormorants and a Coot were at Seamer Road Mere, and a Chiffchaff was at Westwood Court. 26 Purple Sandpipers were at their usual roost in the harbour, high on the rocks due to the tide height.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20191110

Long-tailed Tit - Scarborough Porpoise