Tuesday 24 January 2017

Monday 23rd January 2017

In the field by the junction of Meads Lane and Long Lane in Crossgates/Seamer the group of 50+ White-fronted Geese were present with 70+ Greylag Geese and 3 Pink-footed Geese early morning before being flushed by a lady on horseback. They all flew in the direction of Seamer Tip pool. Later, on that said pool there were 4 Gadwall, Wigeon, 2 Teal and the Scaup and nearby to the east of the road from the tip the c60 White-fronted Geese were present with 2 Pink-footed Geese and a Barnacle Goose.

At Wykeham South Lake there were 4 Egyptian Geese, 5 Great-crested Grebes, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Pochard and a ♂ Shoveler.

Flixton Carr had 14 Fieldfares and 6 Redwings while at Willerby Carr there was a Kingfisher, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 86+ Fieldfares, 12 Redwings and 4 Mistle Thrushes.

Along Queen Margaret’s Road the 3 Pink-footed Geese were still with the Greylag Goose flock and down in the Harbour and South Bay today there were 2 Black-necked Grebes, a Great Northern Diver, 2 Long-tailed Ducks and at least 7 Common Scoter.

White-fronted Geese - Long Lane, Seamer/Crossgates - Terry Hobson

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