Saturday 30 November 2019

Saturday 30th November

Early this morning a pair of Goosanders were on the sea off the harbour. 38 Waxwings were again at Newlands Park Drive, and 11 were also seen late morning at Willymath Close in Burniston. A Great Northern Diver flew north past Long Nab, a Little Auk and a Great Crested Grebe flew north past Marine Drive, and 98 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Newlands. A Little Auk was also seen in Cornelian Bay, where 2 Red-throated Divers and 2 Goldeneye were seen flying north. In the Scalby Lodge area there were 11 Common Snipe, 46 Curlew, 16 Meadow Pipits and 12 Skylarks, and at Cromer Point pond there was a Stonechat and 2 Common Snipe. In the Haygate area of Dalby there were about 50 Crossbills, some singing, and a similar number of Siskins, plus a Brambling, a Willow Tit and a Marsh Tit. A Kingfisher and a Dipper were spotted in upper Peasholm Glen this afternoon, while a Kingfisher and a Mediterranean Gull were seen at Scalby Mills. A Goldeneye and a Razorbill were in South Bay. Large numbers of Common Crossbills in  Dalby Forest, estimated at 350, 100 of which were at Bickley Gate.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Kingfisher - Scarborough Porpoise

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