Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Monday 5th February 2018

At Long Nab today there were 11 Red-throated Divers and 35 Guillemots offshore; 2 Shelduck, 5 Common Scoter and a Goldeneye all flew north and on land c20 Rock Pipits including 2 of the Fennoscandian subspecies littoralis with their whiter supercilium and a Stonechat.

On Potter Brompton Carr 160+ Wigeon, 5 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 120 Lapwings, a Barn Owl, 10 Brambling and 60+ Chaffinches; at Wykeham South Lake a ♂ Pintail, 130 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 9 Goldeneye and 9 Great Crested Grebes and west of here c50 Siskins were reported along Long Causeway.

At Brompton-by-Sawdon the Ring Ouzel was still around as were 14 Hawfinches in the usual trees behind the church.

Elsewhere we had c60 Common Crossbills, 30 Coal Tits, 4 Marsh Tits and 15 Siskins in Broxa Forest; a Little Egret on Cayton Carr; a Chiffchaff and a Willow Tit at the Folkton Water Treatment plant; 3 Common Scoter in Cayton Bay at dusk; Barn Owl at Hutton Buscel; 4♂ 3♀ Goosanders on The Mere; 11 Mediterranean Gulls (a 1st winter, a 2nd winter and 9 adults) at Holbeck and the ♂ Teal was still on the Valley Road pond.

Finally from the coastal strip we had a pair of Stonechats and 23 Linnets at Cromer Point; off Scalby Nab 3 (2♂) Common Scoter flew north; 72 Purple Sandpipers and 56 Turnstones roosting around the Harbour this morning at high tide and this evening 850 Starlings roosted in Old Town from 16.15 onwards.

Hawfinch - Brompton-by-Sawdon - Steve Race

Ring Ouzel - Brompton-by-Sawdon - Steve Race

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