Monday 31 October 2022

Monday 31st October

 The first Waxwings of the autumn arrived this morning with four passing south through South Cliff and 343 Siskin also passed south. 46 Little Gulls were present offshore. A probable Pallid Swift was seen feeding distantly to the north of Long Nab Obs before drifting north and was not relocated despite a search as far as Hayburn Wyke. Highlights south past Long Nab were 10 Little Gulls (8N), one Goosander, two Common Eider, one Swallow, one House Martin, 14 Twite and 328 Siskin. A Snow Bunting flew north and 16 Golden Plover and nine Lapwing flew in off the sea. Seven Tufted Duck, two Gadwall, four Teal, 0ne Goldeneye and five Little Grebe were at Brompton Ponds. Three Common Buzzards were over Hutton Buscel and 14 Pink-footed Geese flew west at Gristhorpe Cliff. Three Green Sandpipers were on the slurry tank at Charity Farm, Thornton Carrs and a Kingfisher was also present. A Goosander and Kingfisher were at Scalby Mills. 16 Common Crossbill, seven Brambling, 110 Siskin and two Marsh Tit were logged at Little Dale and Sutherbuff Rigg, Dalby. Two Bar-tailed Godwit, six Ringed Plover and a Red-throated Diver were present in Jackson's Bay and at the Cromer Point pond area there were 40+Pied Wagtails and a mixed flock of Meadow Pipits, Skylarks and Linnets. A Sparrowhawk was also present. At Wykeham Water Park this morning, there were 11 Great crested Grebe, 24 Tufted Duck, 46 Coot, four Little Grebe, one Kingfisher, one Grey Wagtail, seven Mistle Thrushes and 13 Siskin.

Duck Wigeon by Stephen Beaver.

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