Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Tuesday 11th January
A Tawny Owl was heard at Burton Riggs early this morning, and 2 Blackbirds were in full song by Morrison's. A Little Egret, a Grey Wagtail, 55 Pied wagtails, 22 Meadow Pipits and a Chiffchaff were at Seamer sewage works, the Cattle Egret remains near Seamer Tip pool, and a Water Rail and a Grey Wagtail were near New Dike. A Goosander was at Throxenby Mere where a Buzzard flew over. Sizeable flocks of Brambling, Linnet and Siskins were along Long Causeway, Wykeham, where 2 Jays were spotted at the feeders. A Great Northern Diver flew south past Long Nab, 52 Red-throated Divers flew past north and 17 flew south, 4 Shelduck passed by north and 8 Common Scoter flew north. A Water Rail and a Kingfisher were again at the Open Air Theatre, and both a Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver were at the harbour. 4 Pochard were at Burton Riggs, a Wigeon and 4 Teal were at Seamer Tip pool, and 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and 4 Reed Buntings were nearby. 5 Marsh Tits, 3 Nuthatch, a Grey Wagtail and a Sparrowhawk were seen in Forge Valley. 21 Fulmar were on Castle cliffs and 8 Mediterranean Gulls were at Holbeck car park.