Friday, 1 January 2021

Friday 1st January

Happy New Year everyone. The year begins with 24 Pink-footed Geese seen feeding in the grass field north of Folkton Bridge before flying off east towards Filey. 3 Great Northern Divers and 2 Red-throated Divers were again in/around the harbour, and 3 Lapland Buntings were again at Long Nab. 4 Little Grebes, 7 Goldeneye, 2 drake Goosanders, 2 Water Rails, 3 Mediterranean Gulls (2 first-winter and an adult) and a Chiffchaff were at Seamer Road Mere. A Green Woodpecker was in Dalby Forest on the Haygate circuit, and 11+ Bramblings were seen among a flock of about 200 Chaffinch in the Wilton Heights/Nabgate area. 300+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 20 Gadwall and a Cormorant were at Low Marishes. Peasholm Park hosted an adult Mediterranean Gull and 45 Tufted Duck in the afternoon, while in the morning a Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen flying from there to the Open Air Theatre.

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