Wednesday 20 October 2021
Wednesday 20th October
6 Whooper Swans flew south over South Cliff golf course this morning, and a Bittern flew south-east over Seamer railway station. A Red-throated Diver and 3 Guillemots were in the harbour in the morning and another Red-throated Diver and a Shag were in South Bay, while in the afternoon there were a total of 5 Red-throated Divers (one still largely in breeding plumage) and several Guillemots in and around the harbour, plus a Rock Pipit and 6 Purple Sandpipers on the rock armour. Skeins of 170 and 54 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Long Nab and Scalby, and a Kingfisher was spotted at the Open Air Theatre. A Marsh Harrier flew in off the sea at Holbeck and flew on south-west towards Oliver's Mount. At Seamer Road Mere there were 7 Little Grebes, 21 Tufted Duck and a Goldeneye, while at Wykeham East Lake there were 133 Lapwings, 3 Goldeneye, 28 Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Teal and an Egyptian Goose. A Lapland Bunting was in the stubble field at Long Nab and a Twite was near the observatory. 4 Dark-bellied Brent Geese flew north past Long Nab; 273 Pink-footed Geese flew south and 90 north; a Merlin, 368 Siskins and a Brambling flew south; 16 Jays flew south and another was at the ringing plantation; 44 Rock Pipits flew south and one flew north; and a Kingfisher was in Burniston Bay. A Jay flew south-west over Crossgates and a Shoveler flew over south-east before circling towards Burton Riggs.