Wednesday 27 December 2023

Tuesday 26th December

Scalby Mills/Scalby Ness area had 440 Wigeon, a Little Grebe (scarce here), 16 Ringed Plovers, 37 Curlews, Woodcock, 6 Song Thrush, 4 Stonechats, plus Kingfisher and Dipper at the mouth of the beck. 13 Red-throated Divers, 150 Linnets, 3 Stonechats at Long Nab. Potter Brompton Carr held 504 Lapwing, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Shelduck, 8 Teal. In the nearby cover crop at Bogg Hall; 12 Brambling, 60 Linnets, 45 Greenfinches, 70 Chaffinch, 8 Bullfinch, 25 Tree Sparrows. North Yorkshire Water Park had 5 Whooper Swans, 14 Mute Swans, and 46 Pink-footed Geese. Good numbers of Pink-footed Geese still around Low Marishes with 1100 estimated today. A Short-eared Owl at Seamer tip.

Short-eared Owl (undisclosed site) - Simon Temlett.

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