Sunday, 28 October 2012

Bright bits of a dull weekend

As expected the coast produced a decent passage of Little Auks including this one at Filey Brigg
- Dave Mansell
The strong northerlies Saturday produced the expected movement of Little Auks along the coast as well as a selection of other seabirds, Long-tailed and Pom' Skuas, Grey Phalarope and a Black Guillemot at Filey, which is always a good Yorkshire bird. Bush-bashing was difficult however, although the birds were out there as proven by a surprise Short-toed Lark at Spurn, and couple of Olive-backed Pipits and a Little Bunting at Easington. Good numbers of thrushes, particularly Blackbirds were grounded and many flocks of Starlings came in off the sea sometimes with the odd Little Auk thrown in. Woodcocks, Black Redstarts and Ring Ouzels were also a-plenty and a sprinkle of Waxwings brightened up the dull weather.

The Black Guillemot that's currently lingering at Filey - Dave Mansell

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