Sunday 1 January 2023

Sunday 1st January 2023

 A Happy, healthy and bird filled new year to you all. 

Four Whooper Swans flew south over Long Nab at 0852hrs following the cliffs towards the town. A Red-throated Diver, Shag, Little Grebe and seven Purple Sandpipers were in the harbour and a Great Northern Diver was in South Bay near to the RNLI slipway. A Swan sp. was at Scalby Mills.  A Dipper was again showing well in Peasholm Glen and a Sparrowhawk was seen in Thornborough Road, Eastfield. Seven Mediterranean Gulls were at Holbeck consisting of five adults, one first winter and one second winter. A Russian White-fronted Goose was at Seamer Tip Pool, nine Pink-footed Geese were at Seamer Mead,14 Siskin were on the eastern side of Seamer Tip and a Chiffchaff was at Burton Riggs. The long staying Whooper Swan was at Seamer Road Mere along with three Shoveler, two Gadwall, five Goldeneye, two Water Rail, six Little Grebe, a second calendar Mediterranean Gull and six Goldcrests. A Nuthatch was in Hutton Buscel churchyard and 10 Fieldfare were at Suffield Ings Farm. One Teal, one Tufted Duck, 33 Greylag Geese and nine Song Thrush were at Town Farm Pond, Cloughton. A male Goshawk, one Common Buzzard and a Little Egret were in the Mowthorpe Bridge area. Two Goshawk, one Peregrine Falcon, one Sparrowhawk and nine Common Buzzard were in Troutsdale. 52 Common Gulls, 400 plus Fieldfare, 80 Starling, 20 Chaffinch, 20 Yellowhammer, 15 Meadow Pipit and two Bullfinch were in fields near to Malton Cotes Farm, Snainton Lane. Along the western edge of Dalby this afternoon there were three Marsh Tit, 20 plus Tree Sparrow, 75 plus Lapwing and eight Yellowhammer. 

Russian White-fronted Goose by Phil Bennett.

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