Monday, 9 November 2020

Monday 9th November

 350+ Fieldfares were reported over Ayton this morning, heading towards Wykeham Lakes, and a Woodcock was reported near Ayton Castle.  A Kittiwake and 2 Guillemots were off Marine Drive, a pair of Peregrines were above lamp post 51, 2 Common Scoter and 3 Red-throated Divers were in North Bay, and a Short-eared Owl flew over Holbeck car park. 14 species of wildfowl flew south through South Cliff, the highlights being: 263 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 16 Mallard, a Pintail, 29 Goldeneye and a Red-breasted Merganser. A Jack Snipe, 2 Short-eared Owls and a Snow Bunting flew in off the sea, together with small numbers of thrushes and Starlings. A Twite flew south along the golf course, and a Little Grebe was in Cornelian Bay. At Crook Ness a Lapland Bunting was seen in the field west of the car park, where a Twite was spotted in a Linnet flock. 3 Twite flew south along the cliffs and a Woodcock was near Cliff Top House, while 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese flew south past Long Nab. 25 Wigeon in 2 rafts were in Cayton Bay where 5 Red-throated Divers and a Common Scoter were feeding. 3 Red-breasted Mergansers were in North Bay, and a Whooper Swan, 70 Wigeon and 6 Pochard were at Wykeham S0outh Lake.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20201109

Pied Wagtail with a Small Tortoiseshell for tea - Chris Bell



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