Saturday, 5 December 2020

Saturday 5th December

 A Great Northern Diver was again in the harbour mouth this morning, and was still around in the afternoon. 5 Russian White-fronted Geese flew south past Long Nab, and later in the day were seen at Wykeham Lakes with a Pink-footed Goose and 21 Great Crested Grebes. 200+ Siskins were feeding in Alders on Long Lane, where 17 Lapwings, a Buzzard and a Greylag were also seen. 7 Goldeneye, a Goosander, a Water Rail and a Chiffchaff were at Seamer Road Mere. 2 Gadwall, 33 Mallard, 30 Teal, 115 Golden Plover, 320 Lapwings, 70 Fieldfare and 36 Redwing were at Low Marishes in the early afternoon. A drake Eider was in South Bay, and 4 Lapland Buntings were again in the stubble at Long Nab. 45 Pink-footed Geese, 10 Eiders, a Great Northern Diver and 3 Great Skuas flew past. At Seamer Tip pool there were an adult Mediterranean Gull and a Great Spotted Woodpecker, while 135 Pink-footed Geese flew over north. A Goldeneye flew south and a Great Northern Diver flew north past South Cliff this afternoon/evening.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Black-headed Gull - Stephen Beaver

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