Wednesday 22 March 2017

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Well the big discovery today had a distinctive taste of spring. Two drake Garganey were located on Johnson’s Marsh just before 08.00 this morning by Micky McNaghten and despite going missing for some time at 09.57 they came back later in the day and were still present at 17.15.

Off Long Nab today were a Great Northern Diver and 15 Common Scoter, a littoralis Rock Pipit was just south of Crook Ness, a Dunlin was on the flood just north of Cromer Point pond and a Whooper Swan went south over Scalby Lodge Pond.

At Wykeham South Lake this morning the wildfowl included 4 Shoveler, 3 Goldeneye and a Common Scoter whilst at Seamer Tip pool we had 2 Barnacle Geese, 2 Pink-footed Geese and a Little Grebe and at Burton Riggs a solitary Brent Goose.

The Harbour was still holding on to the Great Northern Diver and on the Lighthouse Pier there was a littoralis Rock Pipit.

Elsewhere we had 12 Whooper Swans over Leigh Rigg at 09.00, 3 Little Egrets at Folkton Bridge, 70 Wigeon at Scalby Mills and on Lingholm Court estate 35 Fieldfare and 2 Redwings.

Finally, Chiffchaffs are now widespread in our area with many singing birds already on territories including 5 birds in Scalby Beck of which 4 were singing birds.

2 drake Garganey - Johnson's Marsh - Tony Clarke
Common Scoter - Wykeham South Lake - Terry Hobson
Goldeneye - Wykeham South Lake - Terry Hobson

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