Saturday, 4 February 2017

Friday 3rd February 2017

The flock of White-fronted Geese were seen in the field to the east of Seamer Tip pool with 52 birds being present today.

The Shore Larks in the field south of Crook Ness were still present with 11 being seen coincidentally at 11.00.

At Wykeham South Lake the wildfowl count was 33 Pochards, 5 Egyptian Geese, a Shelduck, ♀ Scaup, a Teal and 2 Gadwall. Whilst on the subject of wildfowl at The Mere were 6 Goosanders, 7 Goldeneye, a Pochard and a couple of Little Grebes with 3 Pink-footed Geese in the field on Queen Margaret’s Road.

Back at the coast along Royal Albert Drive one of the Back Redstarts was seen opposite the old Royal Albert Café, in the Harbour the 2 Black-necked Grebes were still present and in South Bay there were 5 Common Scoter.

Some late news in today concerns good numbers of Bramblings, Yellowhammers, Redpolls and Crossbills in Dalby Forest.

Finally an unseasonal record of a Peacock Butterfly was reported in Cayton today.

Brambling - Dalby Forest - Graham Sigsworth


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