Saturday 8 February 2020

Saturday 8th February

2 Shelduck, 31 Wigeon, 42 Lapwing, a Pink-footed Goose and 150+ Redwing were seen at Harwood Dale this morning, while 4 Goshawks were displaying over Jugger Howe Moor. The Water Rail was still at the Open Air Theatre, a Rock Pipit was on roof tops on Aberdeen Walk, and a Great Northern Diver flew south past Long Nab. At Wykeham South Lake there were 6 Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 46 Greylag Geese, 85 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 4 Tufted Duck and 29 Coot, while on East Lake there were 8 Goldeneye. A Mediterranean Gull was spotted flying over Taylor Way towards Burton Riggs in the early afternoon, and another was at Wykeham East Lake. A Red Kite was seen drifting south over Hovingham Drive, and on Folkton Carr there were 32 Curlew and 50+ Redwing.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Goosander - Chris Bell

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