Monday 25 November 2013

Monday 25th November 2013

A busy day was headlined by the years first Little Auk flying north past Scalby Mills and an adult Iceland Gull also flying north there.
Also on the move (north unless stated) were 13 Red-throated Diver, 8 Gannet + 2 south, 3 Cormorant south, 5 Wigeon, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 18 Black-headed Gull south, 48 Herring Gull south, 37 Kittiwake and 19 Auk sp.
A Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Common Scoter were in South Bay, 3 Eider and 30+ Purple Sandpiper were in the Harbour, 124 Wigeon, 1 Eider, 230 Black-heade3d Gull, 45 Common Gull, 360 Herring Gull and 40 Great Black-backed Gull were at Scalby Mills, a Little Grebe, 19 Teal, 11 Wigeon and a Redshank were on Johnson's Marsh, 13 Mandarin were at Hackness, the Water Rail and 5 Redshank were in Northstead Manor Gardens, a Pochard, a Goldeneye, 800 Lapwing and 7 Snipe were on Potter Brompton Carr, the Stonechat was still along Marine Drive, A Green Woodpecker and 12 Crossbill were in Langdale Forest, 400 Fieldfare, 50 Chaffinch and 50 Goldfinch were at Leigh Rigg and the mixed flock of Chaffinch and Brambling at Cockmoor Hall had grown to 300.

Brambling, Cockmoor Hall - Dave Mansell

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