Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Saturday 24th February 2018

This morning on Wykeham South Lake 5 Oystercatchers, an Egyptian Goose, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Goldeneye and a Barn Owl and at Potter Brompton Carr 2 Tundra Bean Geese, 2 Pink-footed Geese, 150+ Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, a Shelduck, 120+ Lapwing, 10 Golden Plover and a Redshank.

A pair of Gadwall were on Seamer Tip pool, a Great Crested Grebe was on the lower end of Burton Riggs and a pair of Grey Partridge plus a couple of Linnets were on the Seamer landfill.

10 Ringed Plovers were at Scalby Mills. at Long Nab 6 Common Scoters and a Shelduck went past and at Holbeck Car Park there were 8 Mediterranean Gulls (7 adults and a 1st winter).

Up to 5 Hawfinches were in Brompton-by-Sawdon churchyard and 3 were in Thornton-le-Dale churchyard. At Wilton Heights the mixed finch flock was about 400 strong and included at least 200 Bramblings and over Dalby Forest there were a pair of Goshawks, a Sparrowhawk and 7 Common Buzzards.

male Goosander - The Mere - Mark Hepples

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