Friday, 8 December 2017

Monday 13th November 2017

The Great White Egret was still present on Wykeham South Lake today but the big new discovery today was the second Scarborough record of Cattle Egret. The bird was seen first thing this morning in the northeast corner but as it was not being very obliging it was presumed to be a Little Egret, the news of its true identity was not revealed until later in the day but it could not be located again in the remaining daylight. Up to 12 days now for the Red-necked Grebe and there was also 2 Common Scoter, 4 Goldeneye and 2 Stonechats in the area.

In the harbour today there was a Dunlin in with 19 Purple Sandpipers along the East Pier and up at Long Nab the highlights included 2 Velvet Scoter (1 N, 1 on the sea), 250 Common Scoter (6 S, 244 N), a Long-tailed Duck (N), 59 Goldeneye (2 S, 45 N and 12 on the sea), 2♂ Red-breasted Mergansers (N), a Great Northern Diver (S), 2 Manx Shearwaters (N), 340 Kittiwakes (N), a juvenile Glaucous Gull (S) at 09.02 and 9 Little Auks (N) also present in the area the Whimbrel, 2 Stonechats, a Lapland Bunting and 2 Snow Buntings.


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