Saturday, 11 December 2021

Saturday 11th December

14 Lapwings were seen from the road to Low Darrell Farm this morning, while a mixed flock of 90+ finches and a charm of 50 Goldfinches were seen on the track from Wykeham South Lake to Ings Farm. 42 Fieldfare were near Ings Bridge and 2 more on Long Causeway, while 40 Goldfinch were at Sandybed Lane (Charm Park). A drake Red-brested Merganser flew south past Marine Drive, a Jack Snipe was flushed from the stubble at Long Nab, and a second winter Mediterranean Gull flew past north. 25 Fieldfare and about 60 Starlings were seen in the field south-west of Smugglers' Cottage, Ravenscar, and a Buzzard was also in the area. 11 Long-tailed Tits and a Jay were seen in Harwood Dale Forest. 30 Golden Plover flew west over Flixton this afternoon. A Great Northern Diver, 15 Red-throated Divers and a Great Crested Grebe were present off Marine Drive/harbour, while 2 Common Scoters and an Eider flew north. A Chiffchaff (possibly tristis) flew in off the sea at the harbour.

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