Sunday 17 November 2019

Sunday 17th November

The Great Northern Diver was again in the harbour this morning, and 2 Water Rails were heard calling behind the Open Air Theatre. 6 Whooper Swans flew south over Cayton Carrs, and 60 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Taylor Way. A Great White Egret flew onto Seamer Tip Pool and a single  Pink-footed Goose was on Seamer Mead. There were 1600 Golden Plover and 600 Lapwings at Binnington/Willerby Carr, and at Wykeham South Lake there were 83 Coot, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Goldeneye, 17 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 7 Wigeon and a Teal. At Cornelian Bay there were 11 Common Scoter and 3 Red-throated Divers; a Little Auk and 6 Eider were seen flying north; and 5 Reed Buntings were in the ravine. At Newstead Grange, Low Marishes there were 44 Whooper Swans, 12 Mute Swans, 2 Goosander, 110 Greylag Geese, about 650 Lapwings, about 350 Fieldfares, 4 Common Buzzards, 30 Redwings and 18 Golden Plover. 5 Snow Buntings remained between Cromer Point pond (where there were 2 Snipe) and the waste water treatment works this afternoon. 132 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Siskin - Judi Kent Pyrah

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