Monday, 12 December 2016

Monday 12 December 2016

The Black-throated Diver found late yesterday at Wykeham South Lake was still present this morning after the fog cleared but could not be located this afternoon. Also at Wykeham today a Stonechat was in front of the blind and there were also 6 Whooper Swans (2ads+4juvs) that departed at 08.44, 60 Pink-footed Geese which also departed early to the north, 3 Goldeneye, a Pochard, 9 Gadwall, 6 Egyptian Geese, 3 Great-crested Grebe and 2 Little Grebe, 2 ad Whooper Swans were also present later in the day one of which may have been the Long Nab bird.

At Long Nab it was fairly quiet with Whooper Swan south-west, Goldeneye south, Red-throated Diver south and Common Scoter 7 south and 2 north.

At the Harbour 4 Redshanks were roosting with 20+ Purple Sandpipers on the East Pier and in South Bay there was a Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Divers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 6 Guillemots and 2 Razorbills.

At Burton Riggs there was a Chiffchaff and a Great-crested Grebe, Seamer Tip pool had a White-fronted Goose and a Barnacle Goose, at Rudda Road flash there were 16 Pink-footed Geese and a Harwood Dale Lake a female Pintail and 125 Lapwings. 

Black-throated Diver - Wykeham South Lake - Terry Hobson
 
Stonechat - Wykeham South Lake - Terry Hobson

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