2/1 Roy and Martin L were at Welton Waters on Wednesday. None of the interesting wildfowl seen last month but a notable count of 90 Gadwall on the pits plus 120 on the Humber. Also 5 Turnstone were on the foreshore and 17 Canada Geese on the sandbanks. But the highlight was 4 Waxwing seen briefly but long enough to photograph.
3/2 Roy and Martin out again on Thursday. This time at Barmston where they had 17 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Oystercatcher, 117 Sanderling, 4 Knot, 3 Common Scoter and 4 Red-throated Diver. Also a Black-throated Diver flew south and 45 unidentified geese flew inland.
From photo look good for Pink-footed Geese-Roy Lyon.
At Hornsea Mere the female Velvet Scoter was still present joined by Long-tailed Duck. Check Merebirders for more Hornsea Mere news including a photo of the scoter.
Actually I did have some pleasure as I managed a good walk with Holly in Cottingham along Priory Road and Woods Lane late afternoon. Pretty quiet with none of the winter thrushes present last year but did have 50+ Magpie, likely heading to roost off Snuff Mill Lane. Also the weather was unseasonal, shirt sleeves this morning and only a few spots of rain this afternoon.
Andy Nun has started his 2013 moth trapping season helped by the mild start to the year, however nothing special yet. May get mine out this weekend.