A late start for me this morning. I began at Long Nab, but despite the seawatching hut being full there was very little going on, with a trickle of Gannets and a Common Scoter about the only birds on the move. 120 Tree Sparrows were in the game crop. I then headed down to Jackson's Bay where a nice selection of waders included 15 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Knot, Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper and a few Grey Plover, Ringed Plover and Dunlin. Before returning home I decided on a look into Wykeham Lakes. A good move! In the fields to the south of the lake the White-fronted Goose flock numbered 57 and at least 13 Tundra Bean Geese were new. On the lake itself Goosander, Goldeneye plus small numbers of Pochard, Tufted Duck and Wigeon completed an enjoyable morning.
Freelance ornithologist and tour leader based in Scarborough, N Yorkshire.