Wednesday 25 December 2019

Wednesday 25th December

43 Waxwings were again behind Plover Gardens, and also on the corner of Nightingale Lane and Heron Lane. A Great Crested Grebe was at Burton Riggs, and a male Blackcap was spotted in Falsgrave Park. At Seamer Road Mere there were 32 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye and a Chiffchaff. The car park at Haygate/Dalby was alive with birds, including 3 Marsh Tits, up to 50 Bramblings and a similar number of Crossbills bathing in puddles, one of which was in full song. 24 Purple Sandpipers and 49 Turnstones were roosting at the harbour this afternoon, while 47 Redshank were roosting on the sea defences at the southern end of North Bay. A Red-throated Diver, a Shag and 8 Cormorants were in South Bay/the harbour, and 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Guillemots and 2 Cormorants were off Marine Drive.

Red-throated Diver - Judi Kent Pyrah

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