Monday 9 January 2017

Sunday 8th January 2017

The first news of the day was a Great Northern Diver that flew South past Long Nab at 08.20.
The goose flock on Seamer Carr had shown a small increase today with now 39 Tundra Bean Geese, 6 White-fronted Geese and 2 Greylag Geese in the group.

In the Long Nab area a Stonechat, 20 Curlews, 3 Snipe and 25 Reed Buntings and at Johnson’s Marsh 21 Teal, 60 Wigeon and 8 Herons.

At The Mere today’s count included 37 Mute Swans, 2♀ Teal, 11 Mallard, 33 Tufted Duck, 3 (2♂1♀) Goosander, 22 Cormorants including 19 of the race sinensis, 17 Moorhen and 1 Coot.

The South Bay/Harbour area was still productive with 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Velvet Scoter, Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Divers, 3 Red-throated Divers and a Black-necked Grebe. In neighbouring North Bay 2 Common Scoter and 74 Wigeon were on the sea and the Black Redstart was seen again on the sea defences near the Albert Café.

In Cayton Bay the Velvet Scoter remained with 8 Common Scoter and at Holbeck there were 6 Mediterranean Gulls including the 1st winter bird.

Black Redstart - Royal Albert Drive - Nick Addey

Mediterranean Gull - Holbeck - Chris Bell

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