Friday, 8 December 2017

Saturday 11th November 2017

Now on its tenth day the Red-necked Grebe remained on Wykeham South Lake and heralding a major arrival into our area 81 Whooper Swans were also present along with 91 Pink-footed Geese, 5 Pochards, 5 Goldeneye and 2 Little Grebes. Later in the day 134 Whooper Swans were seen on Willerby Carr which is a record count for this species in our area.

A Common Buzzard flew south over Northstead; 3 possibly 4 Kingfishers were at the Open Air Theatre; Seamer Tip Pool hosted a juvenile Whooper Swan, 11 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, a Shoveler, a Teal, a Little Grebe and in the field to the south 33 Redshanks and in Cornelian Bay a Red-throated Diver, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Grey Plover, 14 Purple Sandpipers, 2 Stonechats and a Brambling.

The highlights in the Long Nab area today included a Great Northern Diver (S), 2 Woodcock flushed from the cliff top north of the Obs, the Whimbrel was still present, a total of 16 Snow Buntings (2 flew south, 2 in Hundale fields and 12 in the Obs field but quite mobile), 2 Lapland Buntings in the stubble field and c70 Pink-footed Geese flew over to the south at Crook Ness at 12.25.


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