Friday 25 November 2016

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Waxwings were again in the news today with a flock of about 40 birds commuting between the trees opposite the Spa pub on Victoria Road and those in Albemarle Crescent, another group of 20 at Valley Bridge by the Yorkshire Coast College may have been a splinter from the other group.

The photographers were out in force today at the harbour taking advantage of the close encounters with Great Northern and Red-throated Divers, Black-necked Grebe and a Guillemot.

At Wykeham South Lake 600 Lapwings moved south and there were 350 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 73 Coot, 26 Tufted Ducks, 3 Great-crested Grebes, 3 Goldeneye and a Red-breasted Merganser.

A flock of approximately 800 Golden Plovers flew west over Pottor Brompton Carr where there was also 220 Wigeon, 320 Teal, 66 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 260 Lapwing, Dunlin and 72 Tree Sparrows.

Elsewhere at the Open Air Theatre the Water Rail remained and there were 2 Kingfishers nearby, at Seamer 3 Whooper Swans flew west and 200 Golden Plover circled the area and a male Blackcap was in Falsgrave Park.

Black-necked Grebe - Scarborough Harbour - Steve Race
Red-throated Diver - Scarborough Harbour - Steve Race

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