24th January 2019

Waxwing, Filey town (Mark Pearson)

Two very accommodating Waxwings were on the Wharfedale estate yesterday (23rd); otherwise, most notable records in recent days again refer to long-stayers, with the Velvet Scoter, two Common Scoters and up to two Great Northern Divers off the Brigg, the Mandarin at Primrose Valley, and pairs of Mute Swan and Shoveler (plus similar numbers of ducks, a few Lapwings and odd Redshanks) at the Dams.

Waxwing, Filey town (Mark Pearson)

Good numbers of Red-throated Divers have included 62 on 23rd (27 south and 35 present) at the Brigg and 23 off Hunmanby Gap on 21st, while 103 Fulmars were counted on the cliffs (with another 40 on the sea) on 23rd, while a Bar-tailed Godwit was with 38 Curlews on Gristhorpe reef. 

Mandarin, Primrose Valley (Mark Pearson)