Johnson's Marsh hosted 64 Teal, one Gadwall, five Wigeon and four Mallard amongst other species and a Hawfinch dropped onto Cornelian Ravine at 1020hrs before probably continuing south. A Snow Bunting flew south. Approximately 200 Blackbirds were on roadside trees between Cloughton and Ravenscar and two Brambling were at Cloughton. Two distant Grey Goose sp flew south over the sea at Ravenscar and 10 Curlew, 150 Blackbirds, 20 Fieldfare, 180 Starlings and a Stonechat were also in the area. A Great Spotted Woodpecker visited a member's garden along with four uncommon House Sparrows there. At Wykeham Lakes complex this morning, there were two Whooper Swan (left S), 12 Goldeneye, 31 Gadwall, 14 Wigeon, 20 Teal, two Water Rail, 118 Coot, one Kingfisher, one Chiffchaff and 60 Siskin. A ringtail Hen Harrier flew SW over Long Nab at 1120hrs. Also past there today were 10 Dark-bellied Brent Geese south and eight Little Gulls (2N, 6S). A Waxwing appeared in a garden tree in Crossgates and a large flock of Pink-footed Geese were east of Seamer Tip Pool and nine Pink-footed Geese were in aa filed SW of Seamer Tip. Several hundred Pink-footed Geese were still at Herdboro Farm, Seamer. A juvenile Peregrine Falcon was on Castle cliffs. 10 Reed Buntings were on the eastern side of Seamer Tip. One Barn Owl and a Little Egret were at New Dike. 10 Reed Buntings, 30 Linnet, 23 Skylarks, 20 Meadow Pipits and two Little Egrets were in fields Seamer side of Seamer Tip. A drake Common Eider was in the harbour and a Long-eared Owl flew in off the sea and landed in trees on Marine Drive near to the old coastguard building.
Long-eared Owl by Stuart Baines.