Monday, 27 January 2020

Monday 27th January

At Seamer Road Mere this morning there were 3 Little Grebes, a Coot, a Goosander, 24 Tufted Duck and 2 Teal. 8 pairs of Fulmars were on the Castle headland, and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls were at Holbeck car park. Highlights from Long Nab included 1+ Twite which was again with about 50 Linnets, plus a Chifchaff, at Crook Ness; also a Kittiwake, 61 Gannets, a Golden Plover and 3 Skylarks flying past. 2 Water Rails were spotted behind the Open Air Theatre, and a single Waxwing was in the car park outside Halfords. 4 Snow Buntings were by the Cromer Point manure heap, 14 Ringed Plover were in Jackson's Bay, and 3 Tundra Bean Geese flew south over Scalby Nab. At Wykeham Lakes there were 59 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebes, and a gull roost that included 1200 Black-headed Gulls and 600 Common Gulls.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200127

Mute Swan (it takes some effort taking off when you're this size!) - Judi Kent Pyrah

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