Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Tuesday 14th January

4 Wigeon, 7 Herons and 8 Pied Wagtails were seen at Johnson's Marsh this morning, and at Seamer Tip pool there were 3 Shovelers and 8 Pink-footed Geese with the goose flock nearby. A first year Iceland Gull was spotted briefly at Burton Riggs, and at Northstile pool near Wrench Green there were 8 Teal and a drake Goldeneye, plus 2 Willow Tits, 2 Jays, 60+ Siskin, and 20+ Redwing in the vicinity. 4 Snow Buntings were again by the dung heaps at Cromer Point pond, plus a Snipe and a Jack Snipe at the pond itself, and a Stonechat at Cromer Point. At Wykeham South Lake there was a Great White Egret, and a Spotted Redshank was seen briefly before flying off south-east. An immature female Merlin was seen at Potter Brompton Carr, where there was also a Great White Egret, 700+ Lapwing, 2 Golden Plover and a Snipe. A Kingfisher was seen again at the Open Air Theatre, and between Ellerburn Fish Farm and Dalby there were 4 Little Grebes, about 250 Siskin, 7 Marsh Tits, a Willow Tit and 80 Redwing. 12-15 Crossbills were near the top of Langate in Wykeham Forest, several of them singing males. In and around the little field near there was a large (120+) mixed finch flock, composed mainly of Chaffinches but with good numbers of Yellowhammers, Goldfinches, Greenfinches and a few Bramblings.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200114

Great White Egret - Judi Kent Pyrah

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