Thursday 6 February 2020

Thursday 6th February

Throughout the day there have been reports of Pink-footed Geese heading north. A Chiffchaff and 3 Treecreepers were seen at Burton Riggs this morning, and a Redshank, a Water Rail and a Kingfisher were round the back of the Open Air Theatre. The pair of Peregrines and lots of Fulmars were seen on the Castle headland, from where there were also good views of at least 2 Porpoises. At Wykeham South Lake there was a Water Rail, 8 Goldeneye, 24 Redwing and a single Whooper Swan, while 2 Whooper Swans also were seen flying north over the fields between Irton and Racecourse Road. Seamer Road Mere hosted 4 Little Grebes, a Coot, 2 Water Rails, 33 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosanders and a Goldeneye, while at Hackness Lake there were 32 Mandarins, 8 Little Grebes, 2 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck and 2 Willow Tits. A Goosander and 7 Skylarks flew north past Long Nab this morning, while 28 more Skylarks flew south. 2 Shelduck, 15 Teal and 3 Snipe were at Johnson's Marsh, and a Hooded Crow was with Carrion Crows south of Cromer Point this afternoon. Also this afternoon: Scalby Mills: 202 Wigeon;  Peasholm Park: 52 Mallard, 23 Tufted Duck;  Jackson's Bay: 71 Oystercatchers, 16 Ringed Plover, 5 Purple Sandpipers, 16 Turnstones, 48 Redshanks, Mediterranean Gull, 4 Meadow Pipits and a pair of Stonechats;  Cromer Point pond: 2 Snipe;  Scalby Lodge area: 55 Curlew and 6 Skylarks.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Whooper Swan - Chris Bull

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