Wednesday 14 February 2018

Tuesday 6th February 2018

A male Stonechat was on Marine Drive by post 32 and in South Bay a nice new discovery was a ♂ Velvet Scoter.

At Wykeham South Lake today there were 3 Shelduck, 3 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 105 Wigeon, 3 Teal, a Pochard, 20 Tufted Ducks, 5 Goldeneye and 13 Great Crested Grebes, nearby on Ings Road there was a mixed flock of 200 Fieldfares and 110 Redwings, on Hertford Dale 7 Golden Plovers and 80 Fieldfares, on Garth End Road there were 2 Little Owls showing rather distantly and another Little Owl was seen in the vicinity of Wykeham Village.

At Brompton-by-Sawdon the Ring Ouzel was still favouring the grass field opposite the church entrance and 8 Hawfinches came into the trees behind the church, but only briefly. One of the Little Owls at Hutton Buscel was seen today but was sitting tight in a thick part of the hedge.

Velvet Scoter - South Bay - Pauline Dent

Rock Pipit - The Harbour - Pauline Dent

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