Monday 1 January 2024

New Years Day

 A sprinkling of Waxwings today; two flew north over Peasholm this morning, this afternoon saw a single at Long Nab (Rocks Lane), plus a flock of 10 at Allerston. Potter Brompton Carr area had Great White Egret, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Shoveler, 55 Pink-footed Geese, 395 Lapwing, plus at Bogg Hall winter bird crop; 320 Linnet, 38 Greenfinch, 13 Brambling. A single Whooper Swan with 7 Mute Swans by Folkton Water Treatment. 130 Pink-footed Geese flew east at Folkton, 116 south over Seamer Road Mere, plus skeins of 80 and 105 flew south along the coast. The Little Owl was showing at Hutton Buscel, 20+ Siskin at Hilla Green. Dipper still in Peasholm Glen, drake Goosander and Kingfisher at Peasholm Lake. Both the juvenile Great Northern Diver, and drake Red-breasted Merganser were still in the main harbour. Seamer Road Mere had 5 Gadwall, 31 Tufted Duck, 5 Goldeneye, 17 Coot, 27 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 4 Little Grebes, Lesser Redpoll. A Chiffchaff along Queen Margaret's Road. An ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Shags and 3 Red-throated Divers in South Bay. Three Red-throated Divers off Marine Drive, and a Razorbill south there. Two Peregrines on the Castle Cliffs. 50+ Fieldfare at Suffield. Waders at Scalby Mills included 9 Ringed Plover, 79 Redshank, 16 Turnstone, and a Purple Sandpiper. Also 420 Wigeon there. At North Yorkshire Water Park; Red-throated Diver still, 3 Whooper Swans, 13 Goldeneye, 5 Gadwall, 72 Teal, 86 Mallard, Wigeon, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 26 Cormorants, 40 Pink-footed Geese (flew east), 43 Lapwing, 68 Fieldfare, 36 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Marsh Tits, Jay, 2 Yellowhammers, Brambling.

Breakfast for the harbour Great Northern Diver - Chris Bell.

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