Thursday 10 November 2016

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Seawatching from Long Nab produced a distant Egret, which was probably a Great White, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 17 Goldeneye, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 15 Bonxies, an adult Mediterranean Gull and an Arctic Tern. Nearby in the stubble fields to the North of the obs there were 6 Lapland Buntings, but further south at Crook Ness it was negative news on the Shore Larks.

Elsewhere the Black-necked Grebe was still in the harbour and 44 Purple Sandpipers roosted at the same location. Wykeham Lake hosted 4 Whooper Swans, a drake Goosander, a Little Egret and 6 more Whoopers flew over to the East. At Seamer Tip pool there were 2 Whooper Swans. Also reported were 2 Snow Buntings at Jugger Howe Moor, a Peregrine at Burn Howe Moor, 2 rather late Swallows at Scalby Nab and at Seamer Road Mere a Lithuanian ringed Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfishers and 2 Crossbills.

Redwing - Long Nab - Nick Addey

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