Monday 23 November 2020

Monday 23rd November

 About 80 Lapwings flew west over Wykeham South Lake this morning, while 2 skeins of Pink-footed Geese flew north over Cayton Bay (75, 80 and c50). 2 Great Northern Divers and 29 Red-throated Divers flew south past Long Nab, and 10 Red-throated Divers, 266 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Goldeneye flew north. A Snow Bunting, 6 Lapland Buntings, 14 Rock Pipits and 30 Skylarks were seen in the stubble field behind the observatory. 43 Curlew and 2 Stonechats were in the Scalby Lodge pond field, and a Bittern was spotted and photographed at the large Seamer Tip pool before it flew off to the south. 2 pairs of Stonechats were on the Cleveland Way above Redcliff, where 90 Curlew were in the adjacent sheep field and a very late House Martin was spotted. A Mealy Redpoll was seen at Wykeham Lakes. A Swallow flew south and 441 Pink-footed Geese flew north/north-west through South Cliff. A drake Goldeneye was again in South Bay, 3 females were in Cornelian Bay, and 3 more flew south. 900+ Herring Gulls were in the roost this evening, gathering over a mile offshore.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Bittern - Stephen Beaver

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