Saturday 12 November 2022

Saturday 12th November

 A vocal Tawny Owl was at Stepney Road early this morning and two Stonechat were at Cromer Point. A male Stonechat, a Grey Wagtail, 14 Skylarks and two Little Egrets were on waste ground on the south west side of Seamer Tip and a Kingfisher was at New Dike. 13 Whooper Swans flew south over Wrench Green and 14 Oystercatchers, six Skylarks, two Stonechats, a Red-throated Diver and a Shag were north of Long Nab. A Willow Tit, five Marsh Tit, 20 Common Crossbill and approximately 100 Siskin were in the Dalby Haygate area and 18 Common Crossbill, two Marsh Tit and approximately 100 Brambling were in the Dalby Adderstones area. There were no Waxwings reported from Eastfield Industrial Estate today. Seven Whooper Swans, 370 Golden Plover (a site day record), a Ring Ouzel and 217 Siskin flew south past South Cliff this morning. Six Common Crossbills flew north there. Three Chiffchaff were in Cornelian Ravine and a remarkable 150+ Little Gulls were feeding between South Bay and Cayton Bay. Golden Plovers were moving south on a broad front today with with a further 182 past Long Nab including 80 which flew in from the east. Seven Little Gulls, one Lesser Black-backed Gull, one Great Skua and 18 Rock Pipits also flew past Long Nab. A Great Northern Diver, one Common Scoter, four Mediterranean Gulls and two Stonechats were at South Bay this afternoon. At Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint today, two adult male and four adult female Goshawks were on show along with a juvenile female half heartedly displaying. Also on show were a Red Kite, six plus Common Buzzards. three plus Sparrowhawks, two Kestrels and two Ravens. 30 Pink-footed Geese flew south  east along with 30 Whooper Swans and 14 Golden Plover flew south. Approximately 20 Common Crossbills were present in addition to two Lesser Redpoll, two Bullfinch and numerous Siskins. 132 Curlew, one Common Snipe, 20 Little Gulls, four Grey Heron, two Stonechat, 25 Grey Partridge and 36 Pied Wagtails were in the Gristhorpe Bay and surrounding area this afternoon. Two adult Little Gulls and a Mediterranean Gull were at Wykeham East Lake.

Curlew by Stephen Beaver.

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