Sunday, 22 January 2017

Saturday 21st January 2017

Hooray Waxwings are back in the news with 4 reported outside B&Q this morning and 2 in a garden on Stepney Drive. The Shore Larks were still present in the vicinity of Crook Ness but today only 17 were counted.

Whilst to the north of town the report from Long Nab today included a noisy White-fronted Goose going south at 07.54, 58 Red-throated Divers moving of which 35 went north and there were also 6 on the sea, 36 Common Scoter went north, 3 Shelduck and 93 Black-headed Gulls went south.

Moving south along the coast there were 2 Black Redstarts on Royal Albert Drive; a Red-throated Diver in North Bay; in the Harbour a Great Northern Diver, a Black-necked Grebe, a Guillemot and 2 Purple Sandpipers and in South Bay a Velvet Scoter, a Red-throated Diver and 4 Mediterranean Gulls.

In Langdale Forest the Great Grey Shrike was still at Maw Rigg and there were 9 Crossbills there as well.

A bit of late news concerns a Whooper Swan seen in the field by the access path to Scalby Lodge Pond.

Finally today there was a report of 2 White-beaked Dolphins at 15.55 off Marine Drive.

Whooper Swan - nr Scalby Lodge Pond - Pauline Dent

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