Monday, 3 January 2022

Monday 3rd January

At least 5 Barn Owls and 12 Woodcock were at Seamer Tip before dawn, while later in the day also present were the Cattle Egret, a Short-eared Owl, a Stonechat, 9 Grey Partridge and 122 Pied Wagtails. At Burton Riggs there were 6 Bullfinch, 3 Siskin, 8 Pochard and an Egyptian Goose, while at Wykeham South Lake there were 2 Pochard and 13+ Goldeneye. 2 Whooper Swans were spotted at Gristhorpe Cliff and a Greenshank was in the bay. 2 Green Sandpipers, a Peregrine, 150 Wigeon and about 200 Fieldfare were at Low Marishes. In Thornton Dale at the sewage works there were 2 Chiffchaffs, a Grey Wagtail and a Snipe, a Dipper was in the beck, a Kingfisher and 9 Litte Grebes were at the paper mill and fish farm, and about 24 Crossbills and 3 Bramblings were at Haygate. 2 Goldcrests were seen at the top of Peasholm Glen, and 2 Kingfishers and a Water Rail were at the Open Air Theatre. The Great Northern Diver was again in the harbour along with a Red-throated Diver, while a Great Northern Diver was also seen at the south end of Cayton Bay. A Little Gull was spotted over Cayton Carr, where the Pink-footed Geese were still present. At Long Nab there were 2 Stonechats while another was at Cromer Point pond; 25 Snipe were at the small Scalby Lodge pond; a Great Crested Grebe was in South Bay. At Seamer Road Mere there were a Water Rail and a Kingfisher; a Buzzard was over Oliver's Mount; and a Sparrowhawk was spotted over Burniston. A Greenshank, 6 Grey Plover, 13 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin were below Yons Nab, while 6 Stonechats were between there and Cayton Bay.

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