A nice discovery late this morning was a 1st winter Iceland Gull in the flooded field to the south of the large Seamer Tip pool but unfortunately it departed just before people arrived and was only seen by the finders. Nearby in the field to the east of Seamer Tip pool there was a Tundra Bean Goose, presumably the one seen a few days ago on Cayton Carr, with a Pink-footed Goose and 17 Greylag Geese, on the pool a couple of female Shovelers were in among the resident Mallards. Nearby on Burton Riggs a Barnacle Goose was with 165 Greylag Geese and 45 Canada Geese and at Cayton Carr about 300 Fieldfares, 28 Golden Plovers and a Ruff.
Brompton-by-Sawdon is continuing to attract visitors and not surprisingly because both the Ring Ouzel and the Hawfinches are still present and today the largest number of the latter were reported with 15 being seen.
On Johnson’s Marsh today there were 32 Teal, 20 Wigeon, a Tufted Duck and 9 Curlew and at Scalby Mills 264 Wigeon, 96 Redshanks, 7 Purple Sandpipers, 2 Dunlin, 13 Ringed Plovers and 7 Red-throated Divers.
Other reports today included a Great Northern Diver in Cornelian Bay, single Little Egrets were on Cayton Carr and by Folkton Bridge, 8 Goosanders on Seamer Road Mere and the overwintering Whimbrel was seen again in Burniston Bay.
|Tundra Bean Goose - east of Seamer Tip Pool - Steve Wignill|
|1st winter Iceland Gull - south of Seamer Tip Pool - Steve Wignill|
|Peregrine with Wigeon - Cayton Carr - John Harwood|
|Kingfisher - Peasholm Park - Stuart Baines|