Sunday 11 December 2016

Sunday 11 December 2016

The 2 Black-necked Grebes were back in the Harbour and also in the Harbour/South Bay area were 2 Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver and 45 Purple Sandpipers. There was also a Red-throated Diver seen off the Sealife Centre in North Bay.

The highlight today was the discovery late in the afternoon of a Black-throated Diver at Wykeham South Lake by Richard Baines, where there was also 3 Goldeneye and a Merlin was seen just before dark.

At the Mere today commoner species counts included 38 Tufted Duck, 28 Moorhen, 2 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 11 Cormorants, 2 Kingfishers and a Grey Wagtail.

Cornelian Bay played host to 10 Common Scoter plus 3 flew south, 4 Grey Plover and a Little Egret flew south.

Elsewhere in our area there were 2 Water Rails at the Open Air Theatre where a Crossbill flew north in the morning, c60 Pink-footed Geese flew over Wykeham Forest at 10.30 and at Wykeham Nursery there were 7 Crossbills and a Goshawk.

Great Northern Diver - Scarborough Harbour - Chris Bell

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