Wednesday 6 December 2023

Wednesday 6th December

 Ten Waxwings were near the Crematorium late morning, one at Curlew Drive, Crossgates at midday, one briefly at Allerston, and three in a garden at Wrench Green. A Raven also over Wrench Green. An Egyptian Goose at Burton Riggs, nearby a dead Water Rail at Seamer Industrial Estate. Good numbers of birds around the floods at Low Marishes; 1100 Pink-footed Geese, 223 Teal, 32 Wigeon, 44 Mallard, a Grey Plover, 120 Golden Plover, 1400 Lapwing, and 109 Dunlin. 900 Golden Plover, 20 Dunlin, 300 Lapwing at Binnington Carr. Brompton Ponds held 22 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, and 2 Kingfishers. Three Goosanders, 25 Tufted Duck Seamer Road Mere. Both Great Northern Divers still in the harbour. A Snow Bunting flew north at Long Nab. A Pink-footed Goose, and 13 Mandarins at Harwood Dale Lake. In Dalby Forest; 26 Brambling, 3 Marsh Tits, 8 Crossbills at Adderstone Rigg. 18 Crossbills at Haygate, and 200 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing between Ebberston and Givendale. Cayton Carrs held 300 Lapwing, 25 Golden Plover, 3 Redshank, 2 Snipe, and 8 Little Egrets. A Little Egret and 143 Wigeon at Scalby Mills. 80 Goldfinches roosting in a Cayton garden. 

Crossbill Wykeham Forest - Stephen Beaver. 

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