Saturday 30 November 2013

Saturday 30th November 2013

A steady day, although slightly disappointing over the sea there were at least a few bits of interest, moving (north unless stated) were 11 Red-throated Diver + 8 south, 7 Cormorant south, 7 Gannet + 17 south, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 23 Teal south, 5 Common Scoter + 28 south, 1 Velvet Scoter south and 48 Auk sp + 22 south.
Present in the Long Nab area were single Red-throated Diver, 1 Eider, at least 2 Lapland Bunting and 1 Snow Bunting.
Seen Elsewhere were 20 Waxwing in Harwood Dale, 5 Goosander on Harwood Dale Lake, 13 Whooper Swan near Flotmanby Carr, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Eider and a Common Scoter in South Bay, 25 Teal and 17 Wigeon on Johnson's Marsh, an Eider, 13 Purple Sandpiper, a Grey Wagtail and 3 Goldcrest in Cornelian Bay, 3 Shag, 41 Purple Sandpiper and a Grey Wagtail in the Harbour, 30 Common Scoter and 2 Velvet Scoter in Cayton Bay, a Shoveler and a Mandarin at the Mere, 9 Curlew on Scalby Lodge Pond, a Grey Wagtail in Woodlands Ravine and a Chiffchaff at Scalby Mills.

Waxwing, Harwood Dale - Ian Glaves

Great Northern Diver, by the Harbour mouth, South Bay - Michael McNaghten


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