Friday 27 November 2020

Friday 27th November

 A Woodcock was seen in the Dean Road cemetery this morning. At Seamer Road Mere there were 4 Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebes, 2 Water Rails, 2 Mediterranean Gulls (a first and a second winter bird) and 2 Chiffchaffs, while a Woodcock flew south. At least one Great Northern Diver was in South Bay, as was a Slavonian Grebe, the latter just off the old outdoor swimming pool. 24 Purple Sandpipers were on the outer harbour, and a Mealy Redpoll was showing well in Holbeck Ravine. At Long Nab there were 43 Snow Buntings, 2+ Lapland Buntings, 17 Rock Pipits, and 42+ Meadow Pipits in the stubble field, while 6+ Woodcock were at the ringing plantation and 3 Velvet Scoters flew north. A Pink-footed Goose, a Shoveler, 6 Goosanders, 16 Great Crested Grebes, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff were at Wykeham Lakes, where the gull roost contained 1700 Common Gulls, 300 Black-headed Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 230 Great Black-backed Gulls and 400 Herring Gulls. 1000+ Herring Gulls were in the South Bay roost this evening, gathering well out offshore in the calm conditions. 3 Goldeneye were in South Bay.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Snipe - Terry Hobson

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