Monday 16 December 2019

Monday 16th December

Today's Waxwings: 8 were seen early morning near the Oak Wheel in Burniston, 35 were around Raven Close/Nightingale Lane in Crossgates, 35 were in an ash tree near Long Lane railway crossing in Crossgates, and this afternoon 30 were at Heron Lane park in Crossgates. The Scaup and 2 Wigeon were again at Burton Riggs, and a Marsh Tit was on the east side of Seamer Tip. 378 Common Gulls went south past Long Nab this morning, and at Scalby Mills there were 458 Wigeon, 6 Ringed Plover and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. The ringed Chiffchaff was still in gardens at The Dene, Peasholm, while another was at Seamer Road Mere. 4 Whooper Swans were seen at Low Marishes.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Over-wintering Chiffchaff (ringed) - Nick Addey

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