Wednesday, 30 December 2020
Wednesday 30th December
3 Great Northern Divers, 2 Guillemots, a Great Crested Grebe, a Red-throated Diver and a Razorbill were at the harbour this morning. At Seamer Road Mere there were 3 Teal, 8 Goldeneye, 2 drake Goosanders and 2 Water Rails, while 2 Hawfinches were at Troutsdale Bridge. 2+ Twite were with about 60 Linnets at Rocks Lane, Burniston (300-400m west of Cliff Top House), and a Lapland Bunting was in the stubble at Long Nab where 5 Blackbirds arrived from the east. 11 Mandarins were at Harwood Dale Lake, while 240 Fieldfare and a Lesser Redpoll were seen in Broxa Forest. A first winter White-fronted Goose and a Barnacle Goose were with Greylags and a Shoveler at Seamer Tip pool, and 30+ Magpies were in the fields below the pool. 13 Barnacle Geese were at Wykeham Lakes and a Chiffchaff was seen in Hutton Buscel. A Short-eared Owl was spotted near Mowthorpe Bridge.