Sunday, January 06, 2008

Burton Riggs YWT - Part I

Black Throated Diver



White Fronted Goose

Hybrid Goose
Spent the afternoon at Burton Riggs YWT Reserve, Scarborough. A Black Throated Diver had been spotted in the morning by the Scarborough Birders who were out on their annual bird race,
with lots of patience this bird would show well as it patrolled the lake from one end to the other.

A female Scaup has been present at Burton Riggs for the last few days and was showing well on the opposite lake to the diver as well as a single White Fronted Goose. The hybrid Goose which i found on Willerby Carr before christmas has taken up residency with the Grey Lag's and Canada Geese, also present on the reserve was Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Little Grebe, Moorhen and coot.

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