Saturday 23 January 2021

Saturday 23rd January

14 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Nuthatch and 4 Goldfinch were seen at Dean Road cemetery this morning, plus a Peregrine flying over. 53 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Kingfishers and a Little Egret were at Thornton Carrs, while 200 Pink-footed Geese were spotted heading north-west over Gristhorpe, Cayton Bay and Scarborough, where 303 in 2 skeins were seen flying north over Newlands and later over Long Nab. Another 300 Pink-footed Geese were at Low Marishes, along with a Great Egret, 120 Golden Plover and a Peregrine, plus 2 Otters which were seen in a dyke. In fields southeast of Ruston Carr Bridge there were 15 Whooper Swans, 120 Pink-footed Geese, 20 Golden Plover, and a Great White Egret was seen heading north towards the lakes then west back past the bridge again at dusk. 2 Barn Owls were hunting around the Cromer Point pond area from mid-afternoon, while also seen in the area were 2 pairs of Stonechats, 31 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 3 Reed Buntings and 17 Skylarks. A Great Northern Diver was once more at the harbour and a Coot was on Peasholm Lake again, while at Scalby Mills there were 260 Wigeon, 2 Mallard and 11 Cormorants.

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