Monday, 15 February 2021
Monday 15th February
2 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Goldeneye, a Coot and a Sparrowhawk were at Seamer Road Mere, and a Twite and 2 Lapland Buntings were at Long Nab. 3 Great Crested Grebes and a Great Northern Diver were seen between South Bay and Cornelian Bay. 66 Siskins flew south through South Cliff where 10 Snipe and a Jack Snipe were present. A Green Woodpecker was west of Long Causeway in a large sheep pasture, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming at Castle Rise. A Greenfinch, a Nuthatch, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Long-tailed Tits, a Treecreeper, a Blackcap, a Jay, 4 Siskins and a Sparrowhawk were in a garden in Scalby. A Green Woodpecker was at Haygate, Dalby in the late afternoon, along with 5 Brambling and 80 Yellowhammers. 6 Little Grebe, 4 Goldeneye, a Woodcock and a Water Rail were at Seamer Road Mere. Highlights from a WeBS count at Wykeham Lakes included: a Great White Egret, 4 Pintail, 190 Mallard, 17 Goldeneye, a Pink-footed Goose, 15 Great Crested Grebes, 93 Coot, a Water Rail, 2 Oystercatchers, a Jack Snipe, 2 Woodcock, an adult Mediterranean Gull and a Stonechat, plus 9 Skylarks which flew west.