Wednesday 28 December 2016

Tuesday 27th December 2016

Just one single Waxwing was reported today, seen by a single observer and photographed in a garden in Scalby.

In the Seamer area there was a Goosander at Burton Riggs and a Jack Snipe and Little Egret at Taylor Way.

In Langdale Forest today a single Great Grey Shrike at May Moss and 3 Goshawks and 20+ Crossbills in the Maw Rigg area.

Star Carr was quite productive today with 18 White-fronted Geese, 6 Pink-footed Geese and another 34 flew over to the southwest with a Greylag Goose, 2 Little Egrets, 100 Fieldfares, 30 Redwings, 200 Lapwings and a Kingfisher;

Elsewhere other records included 2 Water Rails at the Open Air Theatre, 97 Wigeon at Johnson’s Marsh and 3 Barn Owls and a Tawny Owl at Ruston Carr/Brompton Road.
Mammal news concerned a Mink seen in New Dike, Seamer Tip.

White-fronted Goose - Star Carr - Dave Mansell

Pink-footed Geese - Star Carr - Dave Mansell

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