A Sparrowhawk was seen from Yedmandale Road early this morning. 4 Little Egrets were at Folkton sewage works and another was by Flixton Bridge, where a Kingfisher was seen along the Hertford. A Snipe was at Taylor Way, and at Seamer Road Mere there were a pair of Goldeneye, a female Pochard, 3 Chiffchaffs, 57 Mute Swans, 37 Moorhens, a first winter Mediterranean Gull and 2 Sparrowhawks. 2 Willow Tits were at the back of Deans Garden Centre. 47 Teal, 23 Gadwall, a Shoveler and 8 Wigeon were at Scampston Park Lake, while at Wykeham South Lake there were 4 Goldeneye, 400 Woodpigeons, a Whooper Swan, and a gull roost with a minimum of 800 Black-headed, 600 Common, 6 Lesser Black-backed, 260 Great Black-backed and 400 Herring Gulls. In the sheep field south of Wykeham Lakes there were 3 Stonechats plus a possible "Eastern" Stonechat. Skeins of Pink-footed Geese were heard over the town centre, Dean Road and Yedmandale Road.
|Blackbird - Alan Hunt|