Sunday, 20 December 2020

Sunday20th December

 A Great Northern Diver was again in the harbour this morning, and a Water Rail was heard (though not seen) in the reed bed at the Open Air Theatre. A Tundra Bean Goose flew south over Long Nab then south-east over the sea. 4 Lapland Buntings were seen there in the stubble, while also flying over were 1520 Woodpigeons north, 80 Pink-footed Geese north-west, 2 Goosanders south, and a Grey Plover north after arriving from the east. 100 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Gristhorpe, 130 flew south past Scalby Mills, and 900 were at Low Marishes, together with a single Barnacle Goose. A Dark-bellied Brent Goose was at Lebberston flash, and at Seamer Road Mere there were 5 Little Grebes, a drake Goosander, a female Goldeneye, a Water Rail and a Chiffchaff. 4 Stonechats, 3 Willow Tits, 2 Marsh Tits and a Crossbill were seen at Housedale in Dalby Forest.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Goldfinch - Ray Maddison

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