Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Wednesday 15th January

37 Fieldfares were at Irton Moor this morning, and the Hooded Crow was in fields between Scalby Beck and Scalby Lodge Pond. 2 Eiders flew south past Long Nab, 11 Goldeneye were at Wykeham South Lake, and 42 Curlew were at Scalby Lodge pond. 40+ Siskins were seen in Forge Valley, and 4 Redwings were feeding on berries at the town centre end of Valley Bridge. At Seamer Road Mere there were 8 Goosanders, 4 Little Grebes, 29 Tufted Ducks and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. A Short-eared Owl was hunting at Potter Brompton Carr, where there were also 4 Kestrels and a Common Buzzard. The Hooded Crow was seen again in the evening on the rocks in Jackson's Bay, where there were also a pair of Eiders.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Eider pair - Paul Tozer

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