3 male and 2 female Bullfinch were at Plaxton Court this morning. A drake Long-tailed Duck and a Great Northern Diver were both in the harbour from mid-morning till late afternoon, when the former left to roost off Holbeck. Also at the harbour were 2 Guillemots and 14 Purple Sandpipers. Yesterday's Common Tern left its roost in South Bay and spent the morning moving back and forth. It (or another?) was seen off Cayton Bay, where a Great Northern Diver was seen flying south an a Mediterranean Gull north. Also passing South Bay/Holbeck this morning were a Manx Shearwater and 13 Great Skuas heading north, plus one Great Skua, an Arctic Skua and 2 Velvet Scoters south. 5 Lapland Buntings were again in the stubble field this morning at Long Nab, where a Sooty Shearwater, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 6 Great Skuas and a Puffin flew past. In the afternoon a Sandwich Tern was again feeding off Long Nab, while 7 Little Gulls flew north and a Manx Shearwater flew south. The Mealy Redpoll was in Holbeck Ravine again, and at Seamer Tip pool 51 Fieldfares left the hedge and flew south. Passing South Cliff this afternoon/evening were 30 Eider heading north and 2 south.
Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20201201
|Long-tailed Duck - Steve Race