Thursday 2 February 2017

Thursday 2nd February 2017

It seems like a bit of same old same old today with most species recorded having been present for some time.

The Shore Lark flock was seen again today and this time 17 birds were recorded feeding on the southern edge of the second field to the south of Crook Ness at 11.08. Also in the same field were 2 Tundra Bean Geese and 6 Greylag Geese all at the western end and all of them very wary and just to the south the Whooper Swan was still in the Scalby Lodge Pond field.

In North Bay the 2 Black Redstarts and the Stonechat were on the sea defences opposite the Royal Albert Drive CafĂ© and a drake Eider was seen off Hairy Bob’s Skatepark. A little further down the coast in the harbour the cast included a Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebes, a Shag and a Guillemot.

At Holbeck today 6 Mediterranean Gulls with 5 adults and a 2nd winter.

Away from the coast at Wykeham South Lake we had 6 Whooper Swans, 31 Pochards, 5 Gadwall and 61 Coot.

Whooper Swans - Wykeham South Lake - Terry Hobson

Tundra Bean Goose - Crook Ness - Steve Wignill

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for mentioning the drake eider, I watched this bird in the harbour yesterday (Wednesday afternoon, but the light was poor and the bird was not easy to identify. My photos seem to verify this.