Saturday 2 December 2023

Saturday 2nd December

 Six Waxwings at Gristhorpe village mid-morning then flew north. 2+ Waxwings heard over The Dene, Peasholm c08.45am but not seen. Both Great Northern Divers still at the harbour plus another and 19 Red-throated divers between Cornelian Bay and South Bay. A Bar-tailed Godwit at Black Rocks still. An Eider and 10 Mallard in Cornelian Bay. Eleven Mediterranean Gulls at Holbeck. A Little Egret on rocks below the Observatory at Long Nab, 42 Golden Plover in the obs field. Cold weather wader movements observed included (mostly flying north) 79 Lapwings, 16 Golden Plovers, 3 Redshank, and 13 Snipe. Two adult Mediterranean Gulls flew south. Five Willow Tits, Brambling, 30 Crossbills, 4 Lesser Redpolls and 2 Goshawks seen in Dalby Forest. Waders around Cromer Point included 120 Lapwing, 45 Golden Plovers, Jack Snipe, and 2 Common Snipe. Potter Brompton Carr had 327 Pink-footed Geese, Goosander, Green Sandpiper, 134 Reed Buntings, 540 Linnet, 90 Greenfinch, 110 Chaffinches, 28 Brambling, 80 Tree Sparrows, and a Willow Tit. 

Little Grebe Seamer Road Mere - Phil Bennett. 

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