Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Tuesday 7th December
8 Fieldfare flew over Ancat Farm this morning, and 40 flew over Dean Road. At Wykeham Lakes there were 14 Great Crested Grebes, 11 Goldeneye, 2 Gadwall, 34 Mallard, 25 Tufted Duck, 62 Coot, 2 Little Grebes and 6 Moorhens on South Lake, plus a Redshank, 64 Common Gulls, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Goldeneye at East Lake. 2 male Goosanders were at Seamer Road Mere. Passing Long Nab northwards were 16 Pink-footed Geese, a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, a Velvet Scoter and 33 Red-throated Divers, while a Great Northern Diver passed by southwards. A Bullfinch, 3 Yellowhammers and 50 Lapwing were seen from Great Moor Road, and a total of 107 Skylarks flew over. Dalby Forest was eerily quiet: at Housedale/Newclose Rigg 12 Crossbills, 4 Bullfinch and 2 Redwing; at Staindale Lake 3 Marsh Tits, a Grey Wagtail and a Little Grebe.