Monday 12 February 2024

Monday 12th February

 Pink-footed Geese were moving north along the coast today; 305+ in total. 200 were also feeding at Low Marishes, also 350 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, Little Egret there. 10 Little Egrets near Ebberston. A single Whooper Swan at Flixton Carr. At NY Water Park: 18 Goldeneye, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Water Rails, Red-throated Diver, 10 Great Crested Grebes. A Great Crested Grebe in South Bay, but no sign of the reported Slavonian Grebe there. The Great Northern Diver again around the harbour. Skylarks on the move; 34 past Long Nab. 200+ Brambling in Wykeham Forest near the raptor viewpoint car park. 56 Teal at Johnson's Marsh. Incresed Heron activity at the Mowthorpe heronry. A Raven flew north over the Castle Headland mid-afternoon.  A Bar-tailed Godwit,8 Ringed Plover, 45 Redshank, 221 Wigeon Scalby Mills. A Great White Egret, 216 Wigeon, 2 Shelducks Potter Brompton Carr. At Harwood Dale Lake; 2 Shelduck, 5 Goosander, 150 Lapwing. Dipper in Peasholm Glen, Goosander at the lake. Seven Shag off Marine Drive, a Lbb Gull (2cy) flew north. A male Blackcap at garden feeder in Newby. 

Great Northern Diver at the harbour - Phil Bennett

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