The suspected presence of two Great Egrets in the area was confirmed this morning when two flew east together over Ruston Carr. A Sparrowhawk flew over the Council yard in Dean Road and 13 Siskins briefly visited a Burniston garden before flying off north. A male and female Goosander, eight Siskin and a Lesser Redpoll were at Burton Riggs from where there was an unconfirmed report of a Bittern this morning. 11 Gadwall, three Goldeneye and a Kingfisher were at the North Yorkshire Water Park ( Water Sports Lake) and a Short-eared Owl was frequenting fence posts along Long Causeway Road, Wykeham. A Water Rail was again seen near the metal gate at the feeding area. The long staying Whooper Swan was at Seamer Road Mere.
Eurasian Wigeon bearing blue darvic ring L6 at Scalby Mills by Simon Temlett.