Sunday 17 November 2013

Sunday 17th November 2013

A Little Grebe in the Harbour was rather unexpected, also there were 53 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 54 Purple Sandpiper and 4 Redshank. In the Long Nab area were 7 Red-throated Diver, 51 Skylark, 3 Reed Bunting and 2 Lapland Bunting, a Long-tailed Duck flew south there, settled in Burniston Bay for a while and then flew back north. Little Egrets were seen at Seamer Tip and at Flotmanby Carr where there were 110+ Wigeon and 6 Mallard, 4 Egyptian Geese, a Goldeneye and a Goosander were on Wykeham South Lakes, a male Hen Harrier was seen on Brow Moor, a Chiffchaff was in Newlands Dale a Goldcrest was along Valley Road, 4 Crossbill and 15 Siskin were in Harwood Dale Forest and 30 Brambling were near Cockmoor Hall.
On the move (south unless stated) were 4 Red-throated Diver + 17 north, 2 Cormorant, 7 Gannet + 2 north, 50 Pink-footed Geese, 6 Common Scoter + 2 north, 1 Eider, 1 Goosander, 77 Black-headed Gull, 13 Common Gull, 135 Herring Gull, 22 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Razorbill.

Little Grebe in the Harbour - George Day

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