Thursday 2 January 2020

Thursday 2nd January

About 50 Canada Geese flew south over Burniston this morning. 4 Waxwings were seen in the Stepney Drive area, and 5 at Crab Lane, Crossgates in the afternoon. A Marsh Tit was at Burton Riggs, 5 Wigeon were at Seamer Tip pool, a male Peregrine flew east over Star Carr, where there were 20 Fieldfares, and at Seamer Mead there were 60 Fieldfares, a Little Egret, a female Peregrine and 100 Starlings, while 9 Pink-footed Geese flew west. A Redshank and 10 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh, 3 Snipe and 25 Skylarks were in stubble at Scalby Lodge, and a Great Crested Grebe flew south at Long Nab. At Seamer Road Mere there were 2 Little Grebes, 2 Goldeneye, a Teal, a Goosander and 2 Chiffchaffs. A redhead Smew was spotted on the west side of Wykeham South Lake, where there was also a first winter Caspian Gull, 2 Shoveler, a Pochard and 8 Goldeneye. 160 Bramblings were feeding on beech mast at New Close Rigg, Dalby Forest where a Goshawk was also seen. A Red Kite was seen hunting over fields in Scampston adjacent to the lake and A64 lay-by. 60+ Pink-footed Geese flew inland over Dean Road in the early evening, and were heard flying over Gladstone Road area and at Cayton.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Goldcrest - Judi Kent Pyrah

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