Thursday, 17 December 2020

Thursday 17th December

A drake Pintail was seen at Burton Riggs early this morning. At Cayton Bay there was a Guillemot present and lots of Fulmars were at nest sites, while 65 Pink-footed Geese flew in off the sea and 80+ Teal flew north. 15 Pink-footed Geese flew west over Snainton, about 300 flew west over Eastfield, 12 flew south at Long Nab, 171 flew south over South Bay, and 200 flew south over Cayton. A Lapland Bunting was on the Cleveland Way just south of the Long Nab observatory, and a Little Owl was at Rocks Lane. A Great Northern Diver was off lighthouse pier, while 2 Shags, a Cormorant and 3 Guillemots were seen in the harbour. A Great Northern Diver was in South Bay and 5 Goldeneye flew south there. An Eider was on the sea off the Sea Life Centre, and at Wykeham Lakes there wee 5 Barnacle Geese and 2 Shoveler.

Full count from Long Nab here:

House Sparrow - Ray Maddison

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