Saturday, 2 January 2021

Saturday 2nd January

2 Little Egrets and 50+ Fieldfare were seen at Folkton near the water treatment works this morning, and 17 Pink-footed Geese and a Barnacle Goose were with Greylags/Canada Geese in the field south-west of Seamer Tip Pool. 370+ Pink-footed Geese flew south past Long Nab and 28 flew over Seamer Tip pool, as did 30 Teal. A Goosander flew north past Long Nab where 1 or more Lapland Buntings were again present. 6 Mediterranean Gulls were at Holbeck, including the Polish-ringed bird PNN5. In the Johnson's Marsh area there were 19 Curlew, 9 Redshank, 3 Song Thrush, 6 Reed Buntings and 6 Herons. 2 Great Northern and 3 Red-throated Divers were just outside the harbour, and 7 Goldeneye and 2 drake Goosanders were still at Seamer Road Mere. In the afternoon 2 Lesser Redpoll, a Kingfisher, 6 Marsh Tits, 30 Fieldfare and 14 Redwings were seen from Wykeham Causeway Plantation Road, while 6 Little Egrets and 13 Long-tailed Tits were at the water works on Carr Lane. At Wykeham South Lake There were: a pair of Pintail, 50+ Canada Geese, 30+ Greylags, 2 Barnacle Geese, 16+ Great Crested Grebes, 8+ Goldeneye, 125+ Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 20+ Tufted Duck, 50+ Coot, 65+ Wigeon, 35+ Teal, 4 Great Black-backed Gulls, 15 Common Gulls, 8 Cormorants, 3 Mute Swans and a Heron. Low Marishes hosted a Great Egret, 2 Whooper and 7 Mute Swans, 34 Pintail, 920 Lapwings, 115 Golden Plover, 740 Wigeon, 323 Teal, 2 Shoveler and 36 Mallard. Towards dusk 3 Great Northen Divers were at the harbour and 32 Purple Sandpipers were roosting on East Pier.

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