Thursday 30 December 2021

Wednesday 29th December

2 Little Egrets and 5 Dippers were on the beck in Thornton Dale early this morning. A drake Eider was on the sea just off Marine Drive at the Gambol Stones; while a Great Northern Diver, a Guillemot and 3 Red-throated Divers were in the harbour again; and another Guillemot and 3 Red-throated Divers were out in the bay. 94 Wigeon and a Kingfisher were seen at Scalby Mills, and 7 Shags and 5 Dunlin flew south past Long Nab. 19 Carrion Crows were in the field below Seamer Tip pool, while around Seamer Mead there were 25 Chaffinches, 3 Little Egrets and 60 Fieldfares. 62 Mallard, 2 Teal and 8 Mute Swans were at Seamer small pool. 200+ Starlings were seen from the Brompton-Sherburn Road, and about 60 Pink-footed Geese were briefly present in the field south of Wykeham South Lake before flying off south. 200 Fieldfares and about 500 Common Gulls were seen from Ruston Carr Bridge, from where a Great White Egret and a Whooper Swan could be seen on the carrs to the south-east. 400 Starlings were in fields behind the car park at The Hole of Horcum.

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