Monday 11 December 2023

Monday 11th December

 10 Waxwings over Cayton village early morning, c40 still at Seamer Road Retail Park, plus 35 in Crossgates at Sandpiper Close. Two Blue Fulmars, Eider, 105 Kittiwakes, and a Brambling north past Long Nab. At Harwood Dale Lake: 22 Mandarin, 32 Wigeon, 18 Teal. In the Starr Carr area; 5 Pink-footed Geese, 200 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 35 Snipe, a Stonechat, and 7 Reed Buntings. Two Goshawks (male displaying) at Wykeham Forest Raptor Viewpoint, also 6 Common Buzzards, 29 Crossbill, 19 Siskin, 4 Lesser Redpoll, Marsh Tit, and a Mistle Thrush. A juvenile Red-throated Diver at North Yorkshire Water Park, also 48 Pink-footed Geese (circling fields), Egyptian Goose, 15 Goldeneye, 27 Cormorants, and 12 Great Crested Grebes. Both Great Northern Divers were still in the harbour, 5 Red-throated Divers, 8 Shags, 2 Peregrines Marine Drive. A Woodcock, Stonechat, Chiffchaff, and 6 Goldcrests Castle Hill, 3 Tawny Owls there this evening. Three Eiders Scalby Mills.

Goldeneye at North Yorkshire Water Park - Beverley Senturk. 

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