Friday, 10 December 2021
Thursday 9th December
229 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills this morning, while at Wykeham South Lake there were 5 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 9 Goldeneye, 5 Little Grebes, 12 Great Crested Grebes, a Kingfisher, a Brambling, the Egyptian Goose family and a Water Rail. A Shoveler was on Seamer Tip pool, a Water Rail was in New Dike, and a Peregrine was sitting in an ex-potato filed to the south of the tip while 12 Fieldfares were in nearby trees waiting for it to leave. A Little Egret was at Brompton Butts and 385 Pink-footed Geese were on Potter Brompton Carr. Passing Long Nab were a Barnacle Goose and 2 Black-throated Divers heading north, plus a Great Northern Diver, a Little Egret, a Mediterranean Gull and a Snow Bunting heading south. About 600 Golden Plover, 500 Pink-footed Geese, 300 Greylag Geese, 6 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 120 Lapwings and about 100 Fieldfare were at Low Marishes. A Little Grebe was on the duck pond on Valley Road. In the Haygate area of Dalby Forest there were a Jay, 2 Marsh Tits, 6 Goldcrests, a Nuthatch, 100 Chaffinch, a Brambling, 6 Bullfinch, a Greenfinch, 150 Linnets and 34 Crossbills. At Seamer Road Mere there were 2 Goosander, 46 Mute Swans, 56 Mallard, 50 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 9 Little Grebes, 7 sinensis Cormorants, 118 Moorhens, 61 Coot and a second winter Mediterranean Gull.