Friday, 17 February 2017

Thursday 16th February 2017

Today started with the news of one of the Black Redstarts still being present on Royal Albert Drive between the Royal Albert Café and the Oasis Café.

Goshawks were in evidence today with one seen displaying over Raincliffe Woods and then 3 over Langdale Rigg viewed from the Wykeham Raptor View Point. Later in the Wykeham Forest Nursery area there were 43 Lapwing, 40+ Redpolls and a Crossbill

Wykeham South Lake recorded 19 Gadwall, 5 Wigeon, 5 Goldeneye, 28 Pochard, 4 Little Grebes, 2 Oystercatchers and 2 Stonechats. At Seamer Tip there were still 25 White-fronted Geese and 6 Barnacle Geese and on The Mere the ♀ Scaup was seen again but only 7 (4♂3♀) could be located today.

In the Harbour/South Bay area we had a Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebes (1 Harbour, 1 South Bay) and 15 Common Scoter with another 2 round the coast in North Bay.



Finally the Great Grey Shrike was still at Maw Rigg in Langdale Forest with several singing Crossbills in the same area, plus some late news concerning 2 Red Kites seen at Coomboots (south end of Broxa Forest).


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