Sunday 15 December 2013

Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th December 2013

A quiet day on 14th saw only one report, that being two Bean Geese seen briefly in flight at Burton Riggs.
The 15th was at least a little more lively. An adult Iceland Gull south at Long Nab was the highlight of a watch there, also on the move (south unless stated) were 10 Red-throated Diver + 9 north, 20 Fulmar + 2 north, 4 Gannet north, 3 Cormorant + 1 north, 2 Shelduck north, 1 Common Scoter + 24 north, 9 Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Gull, 803 Hering Gull, 89 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kittiwake and 5 Auk sp + 1 north.
Also at Long Nab were 2 Lapland Bunting.
Elsewhere the Great Northern Diver was in the Harbour, 5 Gadwall, 64 Tufted Duck and a Kingfisher were at the Mere, a Shelduck, 44 Teal and 25 Wigeon were at Johnson's Marsh, 75 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, 18 Coot, 400 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover and 9 Linnet were at Wykeham South Lake, 13 Goosander were on Harwood Dale Lake and an Eider was at Scalby Mills.
A strange record involved a Turnstone feeding in the porch way in Tesco car park on the other side of town from the Harbour!

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