Monday, 27 March 2017

Saturday 25th March 2017

On Johnson’s Marsh today the 2♂ Garganey were still present and there were also 2 Shelducks.

At Potter Brompton Carr the ♂ Garganey was still hanging around and also here we had 2 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon and 4 Gadwall.

The Seamer Tip pool area had a Short-eared Owl hunting the rough ground to the north of the pool, a ♀ Red-breasted Merganser was seen flying west over Seamer Tip, a Jack Snipe and 6 Common Snipe were present on the Taylor Way pools and on the main pool we had 2 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Shelduck, 2♂ Gadwall and a pair of Wigeon.

In Cornelian Bay we had 3 Red-throated Divers, 11 Common Scoter and a Velvet Scoter and to the south in Cayton Bay there were a ♂ Eider and a ♂ Long-tailed Duck. To the north of Scarborough at Scalby Mills the Wigeon are now down in numbers with just 52 there today.

Long stayers in the area still present included the Maw Rigg Great Grey Shrike and the Royal Albert Drive Black Redstart, although another of the latter was seen at Wykeham Nurseries today.

Eider - Cayton Bay - Chris Bull
Long-tailed Duck - Cayton Bay - Chris Bull



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