Thursday, 11 October 2012

Place you're bets!

He's back! 
It seems the wind only has to fart from the east and birds appear along the coast. That's exactly what happened today as Flamborough and Spurn soon received RB Fly's with the latter site also attracting Yellow-browed Warbler and best of all a Radde's which was trapped at The Warren although it went to ground pretty quickly after release. Earlier this week four Common Cranes were at Goole Fields where a Honey Buzzard was seen passing over. A drake American Wigeon that appeared at Anglers Country Park is presumably last winters bird. A Cory's Shearwater seen passing south at Skinningrove Tuesday may well have been the bird seen at Flamborough next day. A Dotterel made a brief visit to the Top Fields at Filey. Interesting conditions over the next few days might hopefully do the business and the weekend invasion of birders at Spurn will surely produce something. Filey has been in decent form recently considering how little there's been on the coast in general this autumn, but of course the last few year's have seen the big prizes fall to the Great White Cape. Watch this space!

The drake American Wigeon at Anglers CP. today - Ron Marshall
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