4 Little Grebes, a Coot, 24 Tufted Duck, a Goldeneye, 7 Goosanders and a Water Rail were at Seamer Road Mere this morning. At Thornton Charity Farm there were 5 Grey Partridge, and a Grey Wagtail. A circuit round Dalby revealed 5 Woodcocks, 8 Crossbills, 20 Siskins and 3 Marsh Tits. A female Stonechat was spotted on the Cleveland Way south of Holbeck, and 6 Mediterranean Gulls (5 adult and 1 second winter bird) were on the rocks off there. At Black Rocks, between Holbeck and Cornelian Bay, there were 23 Purple Sandpipers, 32 Turnstones, 54 Oystercatchers and 5 Curlew.
|Buzzard - Melanie Pearl|