A busy day, beginning with a report of about 100 Redwing and 150 Lapwing flying over Seamer, and 50+ Fieldfare and 60+ Redwing flying south along the valley near Wrench Green. Also near Wrench Green at least 60 Siskin, 3 Treecreepers, 2 Marsh Tits, 4 Goldcrests and 2 Mistle Thrushes. The Great White Egret still remains at Wykeham South Lake, along with 32 Gadwall, 36 Teal, 24 Wigeon, 31 Tufted Duck and 6 Goldeneye. A Whooper Swan was reported to be at Burton Riggs, and 3 more Whooper Swans were at Potter Brompton Carr, together with 11 Wigeon and 60+ Teal. A Merlin was seen at Thornton Carrs, a Kingfisher on Thornton Beck, and a Swift (species uncertain) was seen heading south over North Cliff golf course. There were 45 Crossbills, 34 Siskins, 2 Willow Tits, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Jay, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and 2 Common Buzzards seen at Sand Dale in Dalby forest.
|Collared Dove - Chris Dalton|