31st January 2018

A fairly quiet end the the month, with winter geese once again providing the highlights. White-fronted Geese have again graced the area, with five around the Dams on 27th, while odd Pink-feet there were joined by a flock of 61 on 31st. Otherwise, the Dams continues to host three Shoveler, three Gadwall, up to 60 Wigeon, up to 13 Tufted Ducks, a Shelduck and up to 15 Snipe. A pair of Little Grebes are still on Primrose Valley fishing lake, and a Mealy Redpoll was with a flock of 15 Lessers at Hunmanby Gap on 29th. Two Great Northern Divers remain in the bay, and a Blue Fulmar went north on 26th. 

White-fronted Geese with the feral flock at East Lea (Mark Pearson)