Wednesday 28 February 2018

Sunday 18th February 2018

The overwintering Whimbrel was seen again at Long Nab today where 8 skeins of Pink-footed Geese flew north totalling 360 individuals, a Lapland Bunting was found in the coastal stubble field to the north of the Obs and behind the Obs a flock of 12 Rock Pipits included at least two of the littoralis Scandinavian subspecies. At Scalby Mills the Wigeon count today was 558, waders included 2 Dunlin, 12 Purple Sandpipers and 8 Ringed Plovers and the ringed adult Mediterranean Gull (3LAN).

At Wykeham South Lake there were 3 Shelduck, 4 Goldeneye, 15 Great Crested Grebes plus Brambling and Linnet; a 2cy Mediterranean Gull was in Peasholm Park; a Little Owl was at Hutton Buscel and there were 3 Stonechats on Cayton Carr.

Waxwings - Newby Bridge - Andy Brown
Lapland Bunting - Long Nab - Nick Addey

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