Thursday 11 January 2024

Thursday 11th January

 A drake Smew was at North Yorkshire Water Park (Water Sports Lake) this afternoon. Also counted there were 109 Mallard, 24 Goldeneye, 13 Little Grebes, 18 Coot (low winter count), 3 Jack Snipe, 5 Common Snipe, 350 Lapwing, and 20 Redwing. The Red-throated Diver was still on the Water Sports Lake. A Shelduck at Johnson's Marsh. Past Long Nab were 22 Common Scoter and 3 Eiders. The drake Red-breasted Merganser, and Great Northern Diver at the harbour, also 3 Purple Sandpipers and 18 Turnstone. 21 Blackbirds, 4 Goldcrests on Castle Hill. Two drake Goosanders at Peasholm Park Lake, plus another at Burton Riggs. The Cetti's Warbler was still at Seamer tip pool. A Woodcock flew west over burton Riggs, also 40 Siskin present. A female Merlin flew north at Scalby Lodge pond. 

Smew at NY Water Park - Nick Addey

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