9 Lapland Buntings were in the stubble field at Long Nab today, together with 14 Snow Buntings and 3+ Twite. 7 Long-tailed Tits were on feeders in a Ravenscar garden, and at Seamer Road Mere there were 4 Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebes and 10 Redwings. 3 Great Northern Divers, including a juvenile, were close inshore just off Holbeck in South Bay, later moving south into Cornelian Bay. A Red-throated Diver was at Cloughton Wyke along with 14 Wigeon and a flock of 50+ Tree Sparrows. In the late afternoon 32 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Gristhorpe, and a Fieldfare, 15 Pied Wagtails, 2 Stonechats and at least 5 Red-throated Divers were at Long Nab. 900 Herring Gulls, 15 Great Black-backed Gulls, 190 Black-headed Gulls and 7 Mediterranean Gulls were roosting in South Bay, and a white-winged gull, most likely a Glaucous Gull was sitting on the sea about 2 miles out. 32 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Shelduck flew south. A Dunlin was among 12 Purple Sandpipers at the harbour. A male Hen Harrier was seen near Wykeham Lakes (seen throughout December too).
Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20201126
|Coot - Stephen Beaver|