Monthly Archives: April 2013

CATS

28th April 2013

Marsh Harriers north along the cliffs am and over the bay after lunch and a Buzzard at the tip.  Pintail at the Dams where two Egyptian Geese showed and then slipped away. Reed Warblers well in at the Dams and …

25th April 2013

Two Ring Ouzels were at the Tip, three dark-bellied Brent Geese were in the bay, a Tree Pipit headed over, a sprinkling of Yellow Wagtails dropped in, Common Whitethroats numbered at least five and good numbers Phylloscs continued to move …

24th April 2013

A surge in warbler numbers today, with 18 Willow Warblers, 15 Chiffchaffs, 7 Blackcaps and a Common Whitethroat (first of the year) in the Church Ravine / Top scrub area. Otherwise quiet in blustery westerly winds.

23rd April 2013

A second calendar year Glaucous Gull coasted along the bay this morning, followed soon after by a Swift (first of the year). Otherwise quiet in strong westerly winds, with single Common Sandpiper and Common Snipe, and the female Pintail, at …

22nd April 2013

Very quiet today in strong westerly winds. Two Red Kites headed south along the bay at 1015 and 1020 respectively, most sheltered corners held small numbers of Phylloscs and Blackcaps, and a female Pintail was the highlight at the Dams. …

21st April 2013

An excellent morning for the big guns, the highlight being a Common Crane which came in off the sea and toured the bay for 40 minutes before heading out again due east (MJP et al). A minimum of seven Red …

20th April 2013

An Iceland Gull flew north over the Dams early on, a Marsh Harrier and a Red Kite were watched moving inland from Muston Sands late morning, a Little Ringed Plover, two Green Sandpipers and two Dunlins were at East Lea, …

19th April 2013

A quiet day with strong winds and clear skies. Two Wheatears were at the Tip, and a female Blackcap and several Chiffchaffs were at Parish Wood.

18th April 2013

A Bittern landed in the rocks by the sea-watch hide this morning (but couldn’t be relocated), and a Sooty Shearwater went north (JS). Three Common Sandpipers, four Dunlin and a drake Mandarin were at the Dams, and another Common Sandpiper …

17th April 2013

An Alpine Swift battled the gale force south-westerlies along the Brigg / Bay corner this evening for a short time before disappearing shortly before dusk (SC et al). Strong visible migration from the Muston Sands watchpoint included a Marsh Harrier north-west, …

16th April 2013

A Common Sandpiper was at the Dams, lots of hirundines moved through and a male Marsh Harrier cruised north along the north cliff (from East Lea)..

15th April 2013

A White Stork was reported over the Dams at 0920, a Woodlark and a Marsh Harrier flew past Hunmanby Gap (KC), and an Osprey headed north and two Twite headed south past the Glen (MJP). Hirundines and finches (especially Linnets) were moving …

14th April 2013

Plenty more migration action today (despite the very strong SW winds), with highlights including a Little Ringed Plover and a Green Sandpiper at East Lea, a Whimbrel, small numbers of Golden Plovers and Curlews and 30+ Lapwing overhead, a Yellow …

13th April 2013

Two Black Redstarts, a Wheatear and two Water Rails were at Hunmanby Gap, a Willow Warbler was in Short Hedge (first of the year), a Ring Ouzel and a Red Kite went north at Reighton. Otherwise a good sprinkling of Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests, …

12th April 2013

Thick fog and cold north-easterlies encouraged a fall of thrushes today on Carr Naze and Top Scrub, including a Ring Ouzel. Short-eared and Barn Owls were at the Tip, as was a Brambling and a Golden Plover.

10th April 2013

A Harbour Porpoise was washed up on the beach earlier today; the Short-eared Owl is still  on the tip, five Chiffchaffs were in the area,  15 Common Scoters and small numbers of all three auks off North Cliff, and fifteen …

9th April 2013

A Firecrest (presumably yesterday’s bird) was in Parish Wood, and an Osprey flew over Mill Hill (per T&JD). Otherwise quiet, with four Common Snipe the best of the Dams.

8th April 2013

Back to strong north-easterlies, although a Firecrest was fresh-in at the Tip (MJP) and an Osprey headed north off the Brigg early a.m. (JS). Otherwise, a good scattering of soon-to-be-exiting passerines including Redwings, Blackbirds, Robins and Goldcrests.

7th April 2013

Finally a change in the weather, and with it a real surge in activity. Pick of the day was the Common Crane that soared over Hunmanby Gap (MJP) at 1030-1040, and later north over the Dams (JH) at 1245 (wandering …

6th April 2013

A Black Redstart was on the housing estate near Parish Wood. At least one Common Buzzard over today, plus a Sandwich Tern and a Blue Fulmar on the sea. Two Curlews went north over the bay.

4th April 2013

Short-eared Owl daily at the tip with Grey Partridges, Hares and Roe Deer. Common Seal in the bay.

3rd April 2013

A White Wagtail was at the Dams (see photos on yahoo group), and the long-staying Short-eared Owl is still at the Tip.

2nd April 2013

Generally quiet still, with single Chiffchaff and Redwing and two Common Snipe at the Dams, a Common Buzzard over the town, and a trickle of Meadow Pipits on the move northbound. The cold north-easterlies continue, but at least the sun shone …

Woodcock Festival – July 27th

On Saturday, July 27th, FBOG will be taking over the Crescent Gardens on the seafront here in Filey to stage the Woodcock Festival. From 2pm to 5pm, the bandstand will host live music from various acts playing everything from folk, …

1st April 2013

Welcome to the new latest sightings page, hopefully we’ll have some exciting birding to report throughout the spring and beyond. At the moment, very quiet in the continuing chilling north-easterlies; Grey Partridges are displaying in the Rocket Pole Field and …