A day of huge movements of Pink-footed Geese, mostly south and south-west, beginning with several flocks of 200+ over Scalby Mills, the harbour, Muston and Cayton, large flocks heading inland over Knipe Point and Hutton Buscel, a total of 1460 south/south-west over Seamer Road Mere, and a total of 5,180 in off the sea heading on south/south-west at Long Nab through the morning. Smaller numbers continued to be reported through the afternoon/evening. A Woodcock was at Dean Road cemetery early in the morning. At Wykeham South Lake there were 14 Pochard, 43 Mallard, 8 Goldeneye, and a Great White Egret which flew off west. 6 Goldeneye were at Seamer Road Mere, and 500+ Lapwing were in a flooded sheep field on Cayton Carr. 200+ Jackdaws and a mixed flock of 50+ Redwing and Fieldfare were seen from the back road to Wykeham South Lake. 6 (Tundra?) Bean Geese flew over Knipe Point, while other birds of note seen from Long Nab include a Great Skua heading north and 5 Lapland Buntings in the stubble field. A Great Northern Diver was again in the harbour and another in South Bay with 4 Red-throated Divers.
Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20201208
|Long-tailed Tits - Ray Maddison