Saturday, 16 January 2021
Saturday 16th January
A number of Pink-footed Geese were seen today: 150 south over Gristhorpe this morning, 25 south-west off North Bay, about 90 west over Hutton Buscel in the afternoon, and 500 heading south over Seamer/Starr Carrs. Just one Great Northern Diver was in the harbour today, and a Kingfisher and a Water Rail were at the Open Air Theatre. A Barn Owl was seen at the entrance to Wykeham South Lake and another was hunting over hedges above Cayton Bay, where a Common Scoter and a Peregrine were spotted at the south end of the bay. 100 Fieldfare, a mixed finch flock of about 100, 28 Common Gulls and a Buzzard were in the Sandybed/Amshaws area. 643 Wigeon, 14 Ringed Plover and a second calendar year Mediterranean Gull were at Scalby Mills, while 36 Redshank, 18 Curlew and 72 Oystercatchers were in Jackson's Bay. At Seamer/Starr Carrs there were 70 Pink-footed Geese, a Tundra Bean Goose, 2 Woodcock, 395 Fieldfare, 240 Lapwing and 78 Linnets. A female Shoveler was at Seamer Tip pool.