25th January 2018

A fairly quiet period in the area, although highlights have included: presumably the same flock of Russian White-fronted Geese in the East Lea area (still 19 on 17th, up to 26 on 22nd, 22 on 23rd), with 14 south on 19th; a flock of 25 redpolls, including two Mealies, at Hunmanby Gap (to 18th at least); a Blackcap in a local garden;

Blackcap (Ian Robinson)

two Mute Swans at various local wetlands; at the Dams, a female Pintail, up to two Shoveler, a male Pochard, two Water Rails, up to 85 Mallard and 90 Teal; a Waxwing in flight along the seafront on 21st; displaying little Grebes at Primrose Valley fishing lake, with small groups of Tufted Ducks there and at the Dams; a Short-eared Owl at the Tip on 19th; daily totals of Fieldfare often into three figures, with a peak of 350 on 18th; a Blue Fulmar south on 24; up to two Great Northern Divers still off the Brigg, bayside. 

Mistle Thrush (Ian Robinson)