Friday 15 March 2024

Friday 15th March

 At Burton Riggs today; drake Common Scoter, Red-necked Grebe and Little Gull (3cy).  At North Yorkshire Water Park; 3 Pochard, and 4 Chiffchaffs. The Avocet was again at Johnson's Marsh this morning but could not be found from late morning. A Velvet Scoter on the sea off Marine Drive late afternoon, Great Northern Diver at the harbour, 20 Kittiwakes and 5 Chiffchaffs, 2 Goldcrests around the headland. Two Russian White-fronted Geese in fields below Seamer tip pool. The Ring-necked Parakeet again on feeders in a Bickley garden this afternoon. At Potter Brompton Carr: Whooper Swan, 90 Wigeon, 60 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck, Goosander (over), Red Kite (flew south), Marsh Harrier, 2 Great White Egrets, 8 Little Egrets, 3 Chiffchaffs, 60 Chaffinches, 15 Brambling, 80 Linnets, 6 Siskin, 57 Fieldfare (flew west). 20+ Golden Plover Binnington Carr. 200 Siskin and a Brambling in Crossgates gardens. Two Dunlin, 4 Teal on pools at Cloughton, plus 3 Chiffchaffs. 31 Whooper Swans, 2 Curlews Thornton Carrs. Adult Lbb Gull back on roofs at Dean Road. 

Common Scoter Burton Riggs - David Hutchinson. 

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