Sunday 22 November 2020

Sunday 22nd November

 6 Whooper Swans flew in off the sea over Scalby Lodge ponds after passing Long Nab. Also passing Long Nab were a Long-tailed Duck and 3 Great Northern Divers, while a Lapland Bunting, a Snow Bunting and 44+ Skylarks were in the stubble field. At Wykeham South Lake there were 3 Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, a Willow Tit and a Chiffchaff, plus 5 Whooper Swans which flew in off the carrs at midday, and a pair of Redpolls feeding on the Alder, while 5 White-fronted Geese and 21 Pink-footed Geese flew over. A drake Goldeneye was seen on the sea, close in off the old South Bay pool around midday, and was still present in the late afternoon together with a Great Crested Grebe. 900 Herring Gulls, 400 Black-headed Gulls and 6 Mediterranean Gulls were roosting in South Bay this evening, while 3 Whooper Swans, 271 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Goldeneye flew south. A Raven flew south over Seamer Road Mere where there were 2 Goldeneye, a Goosander, a Water Rail and a Mediterranean Gull. At Bent Rigg near Ravenscar there were a pair of Stonechats and 2 Willow Tits, and a flock of 30+ Snow Buntings flew north. A Red Kite was seen over Beedale, a Goshawk flew low over Irton Moor Lane heading west, and a Great White Egret flew east over the A64 near Seamer. 

Full count from Long Nab here:

Guillemots - Mark Hepples

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