Thursday, 27 September 2012

At long last......................

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Kilnsea - Ron Marshall

 As predicted the easterlies that finally arrived at the weekend ‘did the bizzo’. A crisp clear sunny day on 22nd saw a mass arrival of Yellow-browed Warblers and thereafter many drift migrants were deposited along the Yorkshire coast making for some great birding. Red-breasted Flys’, Barred Warblers, Red-backed Shrikes, Common Rosefinches, Wrynecks, a couple of Corncrakes, Rose-coloured Starling and both Little and Ortolan Buntings all featured in a wet but wonderful period and although there was no major rarity found, Filey, Flamborough and Spurn all managed to pull in a Greenish Warbler a piece. And for those birders who found time to take their eyes off the bushes a host of seabirds were passing too, with multi-sightings of Long-tailed and Pom’ Skuas, Leach’s Petrels, Sabines Gulls Corys Shearwater and Grey Phals’ to name but a few of the species recorded. Below is a selection of photos from what has been a wonderful week.
Juvenile Long-tailed Skua, Spurn - Andy Deighton

Juvenile Long-tailed Skua, Spurn - Andy Deighton

Grey Phalarope, Old Moor RSPB, - Keith Pickering

Greenish Warbler, Kilnsea - Ron Marshall

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