Saturday 16 November 2019

Saturday 16th November

A Great Northern Diver, a Red-throated Diver, a Shag and a Cormorant were all in the harbour this morning. A Snow Bunting was seen on the Cleveland Way just south of the Long Nab observatory, 3 were seen the third field north of there a bit later, and in the early afternoon 5 were seen feeding between Cromer Point pond and the waste water treatment works. A Stonechat was also near Cromer Point pond. Highlights seen passing Long Nab in the morning were 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 39 Eiders, 4 Goldeneye and 2 Black-throated Divers. A Pochard, a Chiffchaff and 30 Redwings were at Seamer Tip Pool this morning, and 2 Kingfishers and a Dipper were on the upper part of Peasholm Beck. At Potter Brompton Carr there were a Marsh Harrier, a Water Rail, 12 Snipe, 14 Lapwing, 3 Shoveler, 480+ Teal, 95 Wigeon, 40 Mallard, a Stonechat and a Grey Wagtail. 7 Little Egrets were spotted at Folkton Bridge (one of them a colour-ringed bird). There were 2 Whooper Swans and 135 Wigeon on Cayton Carr. 18 Whooper Swans were feeding with Mute Swans opposite Low Newstead Grange Farm, Low Marishes where there were also 8 Pink-footed Geese and 2500 Starlings. A Chiffchaff was in Falsgrave Park.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Snow Bunting - Steven Wignill

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