Wednesday 8 December 2021
Wednesday 8th December
A Long-tailed Duck flew south by Long Nab this morning, as did a Goosander, while an adult Little Gull flew north. At Seamer Road Mere there were 2 Goosanders and a Goldeneye, while at Throxenby Mere there were 4 Cormorants, 2 Little Grebes and a Great Black-backed Gull. A rather sickly looking Great Northern Diver was on the shingle at Scalby Mills (later taken to the Whitby animal rescue centre). The gull roost at Wykeham East Lake contained 850 Common Gulls, 200 Black-headed Gulls, 41 Herring Gulls, 18 Great Black-backed Gulls and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. 50 Lapwing and 8 Teal were also present.