Saturday, 21 November 2020

Saturday 21st November

 A juvenile Glaucous Gull flew north past Long Nab this morning, as did 4 Great Northern Divers, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Snow Bunting, while 7 Lapland Buntings were spotted in the stubble field. One Great Northern Diver and an adult Mediterranean Gull flew south. A Great Northern Diver was also seen passing Marine Drive,  4 Red-throated Divers, plus 10 Common Scoter in 2 groups. 3 Guillemots and 2 Shags were in the harbour. 15 Whooper Swans, a Dunlin, 430 Herring Gulls and 60 Black-headed Gulls were on Wykeham East Lake, and 51 Pink-footed Geese flew over south-west. Also at the lakes were 47 Gadwall, 41 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 3 Pochard and 8 Goldeneye. A Great Grey Shrike was again seen at Derwent Head in Langdale this afternoon, and a flock of 200 Siskins was seen in Dalby Forest. 3 Whooper Swans (a juvenile and 2 adults) flew south over North Bay, while a juvenile Iceland Gull was spotted flying from the south into the South Bay gull roost, which contained upwards of 1100 Herring Gulls. A Great Crested Grebe, 4 Teal and 4 Goldeneye were also in South Bay. 

Full count from Long Nab here:

Chaffinch - Chris Bell

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