Wednesday 20 November 2019

Wednesday 20th November

6 Fieldfares and 6 Bullfinches were seen this morning on Cockrah Road, where 108 Pink-footed Geese flew over east and were seen a bit later heading north over Cloughton. At Seamer Road Mere there were 4 Little Grebes, a Goldeneye, 3 Goosanders, 2 Coot, 2 Water Rails, a Mediterranean Gull, a Chiffchaff and 13+ Bullfinches. 2 Great White Egrets were at Potter Brompton, and another was at Seamer Tip Pool (where there were also 2 Shovelers and 19 Gadwall) before flying off towards Cayton. 62 Mandarin Ducks and 3 Little Grebes were on Hackness Lake, and both the Red-throated and Great Northern Divers were in the harbour again. A Marsh Harrier flew north at Long Nab, as did 530 Woodpigeons, while 3670 more Woodpigeons flew south. 2 Great Grey Shrikes were in Langdale Forest, one in the May Moss area and the other at Cess Banks/Stony Knoll. Also in the forest were a Green Woodpecker, 30 Crossbills, a Lesser Redpoll and 2 Stonechats at Derwent Head. 4 Willow Tits, 2 Marsh Tits, about 50 Crossbills, about 70 Siskins, 5 Nuthatches and 28 Fieldfare were seen in the Haygate area of Dalby Forest this afternoon.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Magpies - Terry Hobson

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