Monday, 28 December 2020

Monday 28th December

A Great Northern Diver was in the harbour this morning, and another was in South Bay. In the afternoon there were 3 in South Bay together with 3 Great Crested Grebes, while a Long-tailed Duck was by the harbour mouth prior to leaving north. 6 Little Grebes, 8 Goldeneye and 2 drake Goosanders were at Seamer Road Mere. 39 Fieldfare, a Kestrel and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were at Spiker's Hill; 12 Yellowhammers and 9 Fieldfare were at Kimlin Slack; and 57 another Fieldfare were at Coverdale Moor.Sadly a male Blackcap was found dead following a window strike at Westwood Court. A Water Rail and a Kingfisher were pesent at the Open Air Theatre, and 72 Teal and a Heron were at Johnson's Marsh. About 400 Pink-footed Geese flew north over Gristhorpe, while at Flotmanby Marsh there were about 300 Teal and 8 Whooper Swans were just west of Flotmanby reservoir. 3+ Lapland Buntings were again at Long Nab where there was a Scandanavian Rock Pipit with Norwegian scheme colour rings. A drake Goosander flew south. 2 Kingfishers, 80 Fieldfare, a Chiffchaff and a Lesser Redpoll were at Seamer Water Treatment works. Full count from Long Nab here:

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