30 plus Waxwings were in trees along Scalby Road, Burniston this morning and eight Waxwings were at Cayton Primary School. 1,500 Pink footed Geese were in the Star Carr area and 110 Pink footed Geese flew south at Burniston. Two Ravens were on Cayton Carrs. A Great Egret flew east past Ruston Carr bridge and a Green Sandpiper was present there. A Great Skua flew south past South Cliff and an unseasonal Common Sandpiper was on Black Rocks, Cornelian. A redhead Goosander was at Brompton Butts. A redhead Goosander , 10 Goldeneye, 11 Great Crested Grebe and 24 Lapwing were at North Yorkshire Water Park. Two Willow Tit, four Marsh Tit, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 30 Crossbill and four Siskin were east of Highwood Brow Car Park, Wykeham Forest. Three Little Egret, two cream crown Marsh Harriers, 48 Lapwing, two Snipe at Potter Brompton Carr, viewed from Haybridge, and a single Brambling with finch flock at Bog Hall Barn.
Crossbill at Wykeham Forest by Christopher Bell.
NB. With the expected influx of Waxwings into the UK, small flocks are now being encountered within the recording area and at locations which are considered to be sensitive, such as schools. Please adopt a common sense and responsible approach to any such site where birds may turn up, especially when children are present. The presence of groups of people with optical instruments and cameras can cause public concern and we would politely and respectfully request that birders are fully aware of their surroundings and enjoy the birds without causing public anxiety and negating the need for Police response to situations which can be avoided . Thank you and good birding.