Thursday, 24 December 2020

Thursday 24th December

 A Great Skua flew north past Long Nab this morning, while 37 Curlews were in the stubble field and another 22 were at Johnson's Marsh. 2 Great Northern Divers and 3 Guillemots were at the harbour and a juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen at Scalby Mills. 2 Wigeon and a first winter White-fronted Goose were at Seamer Tip pool, the latter with a Greylag flock, and a male and a female Goosander flew over Burton Riggs towards the coast. A female Scaup and 7 Little Grebes were at Papermill Lake, Ellerburn, where 6 Buzzards and 8 Grey Herons were also seen. An adult and a first winter Mediterranean Gull were at Seamer Road Mere in the afternoon, and a female Eider was at Scalby Mills. 3 Great Northern Divers and a Red-throated Diver were at the harbour/South Bay and 30 Purple Sandpipers were also roosting in the harbour.7 Goosanders were at throxenby Mere.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Cormorant - Mark Hepples

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