Tuesday 5 December 2023

Tuesday 5th December

 A fresh arrival of Blackbirds at Castle Hill; 65 grounded, 7 in off the sea, and 5 flew west. A Waxwing was heard flying over there, also a Siskin present. A Great Northern Diver and 10 Shags on the sea off Marine Drive, where 8 Kittiwakes flew south, plus both Great Northern Divers still in the harbour. A Grey Plover at Cayton Carrs. A Hawfinch in the Haygate area of Dalby Forest, also in that area 350 Chaffinches, 100 Yellowhammers, 8 Lesser Redpolls, and 3 Crossbills. Potter Brompton Carr held 300 Teal, 3 Great White Egrets, 3 Little Egrets, 600 Lapwing, 350+ Golden Plover, Woodcock, 1000 Starlings, 60 Brambling, Barn Owl,  and 2 Merlins (blue male + a fem/imm). Dipper at Thornton le Dale, 4 Marsh Tits in Sand Dale, Dalby. 1,100 Pink-footed Geese feeding between Yedingham and Allerston, plus 460 at Low Marishes. The latter area also held 1820 Lapwing, 420 Greylag Geese, 180 Canada Geese, 33 Wigeon, 64 Teal, Grey Plover, and 96 Dunlin. 

Treecreeper Raincliffe Woods - Stephen Beaver. 

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