Wednesday 3 January 2024

Wednesday 3rd January

 The Great Northern Diver, and drake Red-breasted Merganser again in the harbour. Single Waxwings at Rocks Lane (Field Lane), Long Nab, plus one at Cayton Cricket Ground. At least five Whooper Swans still near Folkton Water Treatment, also 6 Little Egrets there. Drake Goosander still at Peasholm Park Lake. Eastway playing fields continue to attract Mediterranean Gulls; 13 today (6 ad, 4 3cy, 3 2cy). Flood water around Low Marishes held 800 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Pintail, 160 Wigeon, 300 Teal, 1700 Lapwing, 90 Golden Plovers. 20+ Crossbills around Wykeham Forest Raptor Viewpoint. North Yorkshire Water Park; 134 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 9 Wigeon, 9 Goldeneye, 25 Siskin, 6 Lesser Redpolls. Potter Brompton Carr held 2 Shelduck, 2 Little Egrets, Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harriers, 240 Golden Plover, 500 Lapwing, and 2 Whooper Swans flying towards NYW Park. 13 Pink-footed Geese flew south at Long Nab, plus a redhead Goosander north. 91 Redshank, 43 Oystercatchers, 11 Turnstone, Kingfisher at Scalby Mills.

Starling Newby - Stephen Beaver.

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