Sunday 29 December 2019

Sunday 29th December

6 Whooper Swans were still on Cayton Carr this morning, and 6 Little Egrets were at Folkton Bridge. A single Waxwing was in Crossgates at Nightingale Lane, 17 were in trees opposite Greenfinch Close, and one was in the B&Q car park. An adult Mediterranean Gull flew north over the field below Plaxtons, and 5 were in the Holbeck car park, including the Polish-ringed PNN5 bird which is back for its 7th winter. 3 Corn Buntings were in stubble at the side of the A64 bypass near Metes Lane, Seamer. 4 drake Eiders landed off Long Nab, and 25 Curlew were in the field at Crook Ness. At Scalby Mills there were 8 Ringed Plovers, 439 Wigeon, a Mallard and 3 Teal. A Red-throated Diver was in North Bay, a Lapwing and 4 Purple Sandpipers were in Cornelian Bay, and a Common Scoter was feeding off Black Rocks in South Bay. At Wykeham South Lake there was a Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, 22 Gadwall, a Stonechat, and a Snipe, while 50+ Lapwings flew south-west. 80+ Pink-footed Geese flew inland over Dean Road, and a Chiffchaff was seen in Hutton Buscel.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Chiffchaff at Hutton Buscel - Judi Kent Pyrah

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