Saturday 13 January 2024

Saturday 13th January

 Highlights included the drake Smew and Red-throated Diver, first-winter Little Gull, and singing Cetti's Warbler at North Yorkshire Water Park. The Cetti's Warbler showing well at Seamer tip pool, and a Velvet Scoter south past Scalby Mills, where 425 Wigeon, 17 Curlews were present. The Great Northern Diver was in South Bay, and 2 Shelduck flew north off the harbour. A Goosander and 2 Goldeneye at Seamer Road Mere. 52 Yellowhammers Troutsdale, 5 Mandarins at Hackness Lake. A Woodcock at Castle Hill, and one moved through Lebberston. Seven Brambling at Cockmoor Plantation. NY Water Park also had an adult Mediterranean Gull, 230 Lapwings, 26 Goldeneye, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 15 Fieldfare. A Water Rail at the Open Air Theatre. The South Bay gull roost held 4 Mediterranean Gulls. A pair of Tawny Owls in Burniston.

Cetti's Warbler Seamer tip pool - Chris Bell. 

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