Friday, 1 January 2021
Thursday 31st December
2 Redwing and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were seen at Ayton Castle this morning, and 3 Great Northern Divers were again in the harbour while 2 Red-throated Divers were in South Bay, increasing to 10 by the afternoon. 4 Goldeneye, a male Goosander, a first-winter Mediterranean Gull, a Chiffchaff and 2 Water Rails were at Seamer Road Mere. At Long Nab 3 Lapland Buntings were again in the stubble field together with the colour-ringed Scandanavian Rock Pipit; 7 Golden Plover were in the fields while 3 more and a Little Egret flew south. A Barn Owl was at Limestone Road, 13 Whooper Swans were at Wykeham Lakes, and a male Hen Harrier was seen just south of the lakes.