Wednesday 18 January 2023

Wednesday 18th January

 There was no sign of yesterday's redhead SMEW at Wykeham Lakes complex today despite birders' efforts. At Seamer Road Mere this morning there was a second winter Mediterranean Gull, one female Shoveler, two pairs of Goldeneye, one pair of Gadwall, two female Goosander, six Little Grebes and the resident Whooper Swan. Six Pink-footed Geese were in the field to the south of Seamer Tip. Six Grey Herons were at Johnson's Marsh at the high tide roost and at Scalby Mills, a drake Goosander was under the footbridge, two Purple Sandpipers were on the weir as well as 160 Wigeon, one Mute Swan and one Great Black-backed Gull.  A drake Goosander was also at Peasholm Park Lake again this morning. Three Brent Goose sp. flew north past Marine Drive and a Kingfisher was at the Open Air Theatre. Seven Red-throated Divers were in South Bay. A Red Kite flew west over Snainton, a Barn Owl was at Cliff Top House, Burniston and a male Blackcap again visited a Heron Lane, Crossgates garden. A male Snow Bunting was a pleasant find half way along Saltpans Road, Cloughton late in the afternoon.

Drake Goosander at Peasholm Park Lake by Stephen Beaver.

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