Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Tuesday 5th January 2016

Migration watch; 08.10 - 10.05hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 2 Red-throated Diver + 6 north, 28 Fulmar, 5 Gannet + 1 north, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Common Scoter north, 1 Little Gull + 1 north, 46 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull + 12 north, 8 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull + 1 north, 1 Kittiwake and 2 Auk sp + 6 north.
Elsewhere it was another busy day, 2 Little Gull were off Cloughton Wyke, 4 Little Gull were on Folkton Carr along with 5 Shoveler, 100 Lapwing, a Golden Plover and 18 Dunlin, a Pink-footed Goose and 4 European White-fronted Geese were with the Greylag Geese at Seamer Tip along with 14 Shoveler, a Mealy Redpoll was along nearby Taylor Way and a Water Rail was seen in one of the ditches there.
Three Little Egret were by Folkton Bridge, 40 Purple Sandpiper and only one Black-necked Grebe were seen in the Harbour, the 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 70 Lapwing were on Scalby Lodge Pond, 2 Goosander and 4 Goldeneye were on Wykeham South Lake, 12 Goosander and the Whooper Swan were on the Mere and other Whooper Swans flew south over Crossgates, 2 south over Westborough and 30 on Potter Brompton Carr.

* Please note that there will be no updates to this site from tomorrow until late January. Any interesting sightings during that time will be published on our Facebook page, the link for which is here.

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