Wednesday 21 December 2016

Wednesday 21 December 2016

The most significant discovery today was a group of 7 Tundra Bean Geese in the field behind Rudda Road flash, Staintondale by Chris McNaghten, there was also a Merlin there.

A White-fronted Goose was also discovered this morning in Peasholm Park giving some great photographic opportunities.

At Ellerburn Fish Farm there were 8 Grey Herons, 40 Redwings, a male Peregrine and 140 Lapwings flew south.

The Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Black-necked Grebe and Black Redstart all remained in situ.

A Great Black-backed Gull ringed as a chick in 2012 in Denmark was seen at Scalby Mills by Steve Wignill.

The Purple Samdpipers in North Bay had increased to 5, at Seamer Road Mere the count included 35 Tufted Ducks, 19 Cormorants, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Little Grebes and the Black-headed Gull ringed in Lithuania, at Seamer Tip pool 9 White-fronted Geese dropped in to join the 2 Shoveler and 8 Gadwall and finally at Taylor Way there were 2 Jack Snipe and 3 Common Snipe.

Red-throated Diver - Peasholm Park Lake - Dave Mansell
White-fronted Goose - Peasholm Park - Dave Mansell

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