Wednesday 13 November 2013

Wednesday 13th November 2013

Twenty five Whooper Swans (21 down, 4 west) were the highlight at Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) during the day, also there were 5 Pink-footed Geese, 100+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal and the Scaup and Goldeneye still present.
At Ganton there was a good feeding flock comprising at least 35 Yellowhammer, 40 Reed Bunting and 60 Tree Sparrow, also there were single Barn Owl and female Merlin.
The Water Rail was still showing in Northstead Manor Gardens, also there 2 Redshank and a Grey Wagtail, a Kingfisher was in Peasholme Park, a Goldeneye was in Jackson's Bay and 127 Wigeon the Eider and 2 Purple Sandpiper were at Scalby Mills, 57 Wigeon and 5 Teal were on Flotmanby Carr and 2 Whooper Swan were still on Harwood Dale Lake.
The only new in migrants noted were 6 Blackbird and 11 Fieldfare at Stoup Brow.

Whooper Swans, Potter Brompton Carr - Michael McNaghten

Male Sparrowhawk, Ganton - Chris Bradshaw

Male Sparrowhawk, Ganton - Michael McNaghten

Reed Bunting, Ganton - Chris Bradshaw

Yellowhammer, Ganton - Michael McNaghten

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