Saturday 28 January 2023

Saturday 28th January

 Two Red-throated Divers were on the sea off Marine Drive near to lamp post 57 and three Mediterranean Gulls (2 ads. 1 2nd cy) were at Holbeck. 40 Redwing were noted on Fields Lane/Rock Lane, Burniston. A Chiffchaff was at Scalby Mills this morning.  Three Goosanders remained at Peasholm Park in addition to nine Tufted Duck and 101 Mallard. Two Water Rail were at the Open Air Theatre and at Scalby Mills this afternoon, there were 560 Black-headed Gulls, 15 Common Gull, 490 Herring Gulls and one Great Black Backed Gull. a Dipper was at Scalby Beck. 16 Fulmar were back on the cliffs at Castle headland and three Shag flew past Marine Drive. A Corn Bunting was with a small flock of Goldfinch and Yellowhammer at Seamer Mead this morning and one Water Rail, eight Little Grebe and a single Siskin were on the River Hertford nearby. A Water Rail and 11 Redwing were at Long Causeway Road near to the old feeding station. The CETTI'S WARBLER was again heard and seen briefly by the climbing tower at the Predator Lake at North Yorkshire Water Park and a walk around the complex revealed one drake Goosander and six Shoveler on East Lake and two Whooper Swans on the fields to the south of the Water Sports Lake. 15 Goldeneye, seven Gadwall, 30 Wigeon, 10 Mute Swan, six Little Grebe, 16 Moorhen, 23 Cormorant, three Water Rail, one Jack Snipe, seven Common Snipe, three Marsh Tit, 15 Redwing, one Sparrowhawk and one Treecreeper were on or around the Water Sports Lake. One Common Buzzard, one Jay, one Great Spotted Woodpecker, five Common Crossbill, one Marsh Tit and one Goldcrest were at Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint. A Little Egret was to the south of Seamer Tip Pools and a Great Northern Diver was off the harbour mouth.

Drake Eurasian Wigeon at Seamer Tip Pool by Mark Hepples.

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