Sunday 8 December 2019

Sunday 8th December

22 Waxwings were in trees at The Three Jolly Sailors pub, and 2 were at Willymath Close, in Burniston this morning. The Scaup remains at Burton Riggs, and 3 Barnacle Geese and a Goldeneye flew west from Seamer Tip pool. 11 Whooper Swans were at Seamer Road Mere, and at Wykeham South Lake there were 8 Teal, an Egyptian Goose, 80 Wigeon, 21 Gadwall, 7 Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebes, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Cormorants and a Redshank. 600+ Golden Plover were seen circling over Binnington Carr. At Low Marishes there were 4 Whooper Swans, 20 Mute Swans, and 2 mixed flocks of geese containing a total of: 14 White-fronted Geese (Russian), about 1260 Pink-footed Geese, 315 Greylag Geese, a Dark-bellied Brent Goose and 3 Barnacle Geese. A Red Kite and 10 Buzzards were spotted at Beedale, while a female Merlin, a Peregrine, 10 Bramblings and good numbers of Redwings and Fieldfares were seen at Ings Farm, Wykeham. At Seamer Tip pools this afternoon there were 3 Mute Swans, 262 Greylags, 77 Canada Geese, 33 Mallard, 22 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot and 10 Redwings.

Count from Long Nab here:

Whooper Swans- Scarborough Porpoise

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