Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Wednesday 7th February 2018

The Hawfinches at Brompton-by-Sawdon were doing some strange things today during the morning they were frequenting the trees in the southwestern corner of the school grounds and in the afternoon they were feeding in the yew on the southwest corner of the churchyard and were seen briefly on the ground in the field often frequented by the Ring Ouzel which was also still present today.

The ♂ Velvet Scoter remained in South Bay for the day but it stayed fairly well out and avoided the photographers waiting for some close shots, a 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull and a Razorbill were also in South Bay and a Kingfisher was frequenting the Harbour.

A count of the waterfowl on Scampston Lake today produced 107 Greylag Geese, 102 Canada Geese, 19 Gadwall, 85 Teal, 20 Mallard, a Little Grebe, 3 Mute Swans, a Coot and 5 Moorhen.

2♀ Goosander were on Burton Riggs and on The Mere we had 4♂ and 2♀; 3 Gadwall on Seamer Tip pool; 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls were at Scalby Mills late afternoon; 2 Whooper Swans (an adult and a juvenile) were with 54 Mute Swans southwest of Yedingham where there was also a Barn Owl; 7 Crossbills in the Maw Rigg area of Langdale Forest; a Chiffchaff with the tit flock in the hedge east of Folkton Sewage Works and at least one Little Owl was in Hutton Buscel.

Little Owl - Hutton Buscel - Chris Bull
Hawfinch - Brompton-by-Sawdon - Tony Clarke
Ring Ouzel - Brompton-by-Sawdon - Tony Clarke

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