Friday, 22 October 2021

Friday 22nd October

2 Red-throated Divers and an Eider have again been in the harbour today. At Wykeham Lakes 4 Whooper Swans and 6 Egyptian Geese with 4 young were at South Lake (plus a Snipe and a flock of about 50 Siskins), while 19 Whooper Swans flew on to East Lake where there were also 38 Wigeon, a Goldeneye and a Shelduck. Another Whooper Swan and a Pink-footed Goose were at Harwood Dale Lake, and a Goldeneye, a Wigeon and 6 Siskins were seen at Burton Riggs. A Woodcock flew in off the sea at Marine Drive, where 105 Pink-footed Geese flew south and a Shoveler, 5 Wigeon and 3 Teal flew north. 7 Red-throated Divers and a Common Scoter were in Cornelian Bay and a large diver flew south. A male Hen Harrier flew south-west over Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint, from where 6 Buzzards, 3 Siskins and a Jay were also seen. The Whooper Swans had left Wykeham South Lake by late afternoon, but a Shelduck and 3 Snipe were present.

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