Friday, 29 January 2021

Friday 29th January

162 Pink-footed Geese flew west over Thornton Dale this morning, and another 100 were seen heading west over Seamer Tip pool. Also at Seamer Tip pool this morning were 2 Bitterns, a White-fronted Goose and a Water Rail, while a Barn Owl was seen there in the afternoon. 9 adult Whooper Swans were at Willerby Carr, 3 Barnacle Geese and a Great Crested Grebe were at Burton Riggs, and 40 Siskins were in alders at Hopper Hill Road on the Eastfield industrial estate. A Dipper was in the Glen and a Coot was on Peasholm Lake. At Wilton Heights this afternoon there were about 20 Brambling with 200+ Chaffinch, 100 Linnets and 30 Yellowhammers. 2 Willow Tits and 2 Marsh Tits were seen/heard at Sand Dale. 34 Purple Sandpipers and 43 Turnstones were present at the harbour and a Razorbill was in the harbour mouth. 7 adult Mediterranean Gulls were roosting at the north end of South Bay with about 60 Black-headed Gulls. A great Northern Diver and 3 Shelduck flew north at Long Nab. Five Lapland untings in the stubble field there.

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