Saturday 21 January 2023

Saturday 21st January

 At a point south of Seamer Tip this morning there was one Short-eared Owl, two Wrens, one Meadow Pipit and four Reed Buntings. Seven Gadwall, one Goldcrest and a Bullfinch were at Seamer Tip Pool and this afternoon on Flixton Carr Lane viewing Seamer Tip from the river bridge, there were two Short-eared Owls, one Barn Owl, one Kingfisher, one Little Egret, three Golden Plover, 60 Lapwing, 10 Teal, 40 Fieldfare, 38 Tree Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch and one Redpoll. Two female Goosander were on the sea off Holbeck and seven Fulmar were on Castle headland cliffs.12 Turnstone and one Purple Sandpiper were in the harbour and two Red-throated Divers were in South Bay. At Seamer Road Mere today there were three Goosander (1M + two Redheads), seven Little Grebe, two Gadwall, 71 Mallard, 64 Coot, 59 Moorhen, one Whooper Swan, one Water Rail and a 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull. (WeBS monthly Core Count values). Two adult Whooper Swans were with Mute Swans in the filed to the south of Wykeham Water Park Lake and five Common Crossbills were at Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint. A Mistle Thrush was at Westfield Farm, Cloughton and a Peregrine Falcon was seen at the top plantation at Long Nab. One Grey Wagtail and a Redshank were at the Open Air Theatre and 18 Ringed Plover were the highlight at Scalby Mills. A Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Nuthatch, one Treecreeper, one Mistle Thrush and 12 Redwing were in Hutton Buscel churchyard, another Mistle Thrush at Main Street, Hutton Buscel and two Redwing in Great Moor Road. Two Common Buzzard and a collective count of 18 Common Crossbill were at Harwood Dale Forest.

Common Buzzard by Kath Lakin.

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