Monday 26 December 2022

Monday 26th December

 A few birders were out in the field today blowing away the cobwebs in the sunshine. A singing Dipper was in Peasholm Glen this morning along with a Goldcrest. A Kingfisher was on Peasholm Park Lake. A Dipper was also at Scalby Mills and eight Fulmars were on Castle Cliffs. Single Great Northern Diver and Red-throated Diver were in the harbour and a Great Northern Diver remained at Wykeham Water Park Lake along with two Goosander and three Lesser Redpoll. Two Common Buzzards and a Redwing were at St. Helen's Caravan Park, two Cormorant and a Redshank were at Cloughton Wyke and a Common Buzzard was at Red Scar Lane. A Red Kite was again seen over Hackness Hall this afternoon. One Long-eared Owl, three Short-eared Owls, a female Merlin and two Common Snipe were on the east side of Seamer Tip late morning and a further Short-eared Owl was hunting over rough ground between Seamer Tip Pool and Plaxtons. 14 Gadwall, two Shoveler and a Water Rail were at Seamer Tip Pool. a juvenile Peregrine Falcon, 12 Lapwings, 11 Pink-footed Geese, 300 Greylag Geese (inc.4 Greylag x Canada hybrids), 350 Canada Geese and one Common Buzzard were on fields between Seamer Tip Pool and the railway line. A Little Egret was at Ellerburn. Approximately 120 Siskin and 80 Redpoll sp were near the toilet block at Bridestones, Dalby Forest.

Fulmar by Christopher Bell.

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