A Long-eared Owl was again at Oliver's Mount and 25 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh. An adult and a first winter Mediterranean Gull, one Whooper Swan, three Gadwall, and four Little Grebe were at Seamer Road Mere. A Puffin showed well at Marine Drive before heading south and a Little Auk and four Red-throated Divers were also on the sea there. Two Red-throated Divers were off Scalby Mills and one was off the Harbour. The Russian White-fronted Goose was still at Harwood Dale Lake along with 72 Wigeon, 4 Teal, five Goosander and two Whooper Swans were also present. Seven Whooper Swans flew south over Scholes Park Road and seven Whooper Swans, five Goldeneye and a Water Rail were at Wykeham Water Sports Lake. A first winter Little Gull was in North Bay opposite the chalets and 13 Whooper Swans, one Red-breasted Merganser and a Little Auk flew south at Long Nab. A dead Water Rail was found below overhead wires behind the Obs. At Coverdale Moor this morning, 50 Fieldfare, 40 Blackbird, two Mistle Thrush, two Bullfinch and a Jay were present. A Jack Snipe and five Yellowhammer were the highlights at Spikers Hill this morning. 20 Fieldfare, 31 Lapwing, 25 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit, three Common Buzzard and a Bullfinch were noted at Great Moor Road, Hutton Buscel. Approximately 90 Fieldfare, a lesser number of Redwing,10 Mistle Thrush, four Bullfinch and a Redpoll were at Wrench Green today. A Kingfisher was seen at Ebberston.
Grey Heron on a grey day by Margaret Gray.