Saturday, 1 January 2022

New Years Day 2022

Birders were out in force today in very mild conditions. The Cattle Egret remains in fields south of Seamer tip pool, 6 Grey Partridges there and also four Snow Buntings east of the tip. A Goosander and Mediterranean Gull was at Seamer Tip pool. Five Pochard and a Shoveler were at Burton Riggs. A Brambling, Stonechat and 2 Red-throated Divers at Cayton Bay. A Great White Egret was at Ruston Carr plus one flew west from Wykeham Lakes. The Dipper was at Peasholm Glen plus one at the Open Aire Theatre. The Great Northern Diver remained at the harbour. A male Blackcap was in a garden at Burniston plus a Chiffchaff in gardens at Peasholm. 39 Pink-footed Geese were still at Cayton Carr plus 8 Little Egrets (1 Seamer Mead, 7 Folkton Water Treatment). Johnson's Marsh held 96 Teal and 12 Grey Herons. A Coot was at Town Farm Pond, Cloughton. In the Dalby/Haygate area: 30 Crossbills, 4 Brambling, 100+ Chaffinches, 150 Fieldfare and 5 Mistle Thrushes. A Jack and 6 Common Snipe were at ornelian Bay. 11 Little Grebes, a Water Rail and Kingfisher at Seamer Rd Mere. 1200 Lapwing, 600 Starlings, 300 Fieldfares, 42 Pied Wagtails at Seamer Mead, where 30 Golden Plover flew south. 6+ Brambling were at Causeway Plantation, Wykeham Lakes. PHOTO - Great Northern Diver at the harbour - Chris Bell.

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