Thursday 10 October 2019

Thursday 10th October

7 Whooper Swans were seen this morning heading south, inland of Long Nab, and were shortly afterwards seen on the sea near the Sea Life Centre. At Wykeham South Lake there were 4 Pochard, 42 Coot, 2 Little Grebes and 23 Tufted Duck. A flock of 40+ Siskins were seen along the riverbank near Hackness. At Burton Riggs there were 72 Mallard, and at Seamer Tip Pool there were 18 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, a Wigeon, a Mallard, and a Tufted Duck. 2 Stonechats were seen at Housedale in Dalby Forest round midday. Highlights from Long Nab included 4 Barnacle Geese, 3 Red Breasted Mergansers, 5 Swallows, 4 House Martins, 77 Tree Sparrows and 440 Linnets, all heading south. 14 Pink-footed Geese were seen high up, coming in off North Bay and heading west. A Red Kite went east over Crossgates, and a large raptor was seen flying from Irton Moor towards Wykeham South Lake.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Whooper Swans at Scalby Mills - Martin Dove

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