Sunday, 12 January 2020

Sunday 12th January

5 Little Egrets were at Cayton Carr this morning, and later 9 Pink-footed Geese, 17 Lapwings and a Kestrel. At Seamer Road Mere there were 3 Goosanders, 19 Tufted Duck, a Coot, 3 Little Grebes and a Water Rail, while at Burton Riggs there were 3 Goosanders (2 male, 1 female) and a Little Grebe. A Red Kite was seen over Racecourse Road, just outside Ayton. 3 Snow Buntings were again at the Cromer Point muck heap, and 18 Curlew were at Scalby Lodge pond. 3 Grey Plovers were seen in Cornelian Bay, a Great Crested Grebe was in North Bay, and 120 Wigeon and a Little Egret were at Low Marishes. Late afternoon 4 Red-throated Divers were spotted in South Bay, 2 Shags and 4 Guillemots were seen off Marie Drive, and 3 Red-throated Divers and 49 Redshanks were in North Bay. In Jackson's Bay there were 11 Ringed Plover and 43 Oystercatchers; at the Open Air Theatre there was a Kingfisher and a Water Rail; and at Scalby Mills there were 750 Wigeon.

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Keith Humphrey


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