Monthly Archives: June 2013


28th June 2013

The Surf Scoter remains in its favoured area in the bay this evening, just south of the seawatch hut along the southern flank of the Brigg (and viewable from the top of Carr Naze for the less energetic). Still associating with …

27th June 2013

The drake Surf Scoter is still present today (and still this evening to at least 1900) with a small  flock of Common Scoters, viewable from Carr Naze (telescope advised). Otherwise relatively quiet, although Curlews are moving through in good numbers.

26th June 2013

A cracking adult drake Surf Scoter (DL et al) frequented the northern part of the bay with its commoner congeners today; often showing well and actively feeding, this is only the fourth ever for Filey. The bird was present until …

25th June 2013

Movements on the sea are slowly improving, with numbers of e.g. Sandwich Terns, Manx Shearwaters, Common Scoters and Curlews picking up. Things are getting on with procreation over at East Lea, nothing rare, but five Gadwall behaving like a family …

21st June 2013

Update: A quiet week generally, as expected at this time of year (hence updates now appearing a little less frequently). Several notable movements of both Swifts and Common Scoters included over 300 of each on 19th; waders and ducks are …


The Work Party that is.  This phase of the East Lea project is complete and we shouldn’t need to work on site again this summer – yippee! One day we might start again by putting in newt ponds or we …

14 June 2013

A drake Mandarin in eclipse is at the Dams this morning, as are pairs of Shoveler and Shelduck. Presumably the same Great Northern Diver is is in the bay, off Coble Landing.

11th June 2013

The Egret has landed!  Finally unable to resist the best habitat for miles, a Great White at the Dams this morning flew off to the west leaving a scruffy drake Garganey as consolation for late arrivals. Volunteers steering 26 kids …

10th June 2013

The Great Northern Diver remained in the bay for the day; otherwise quiet but for a few Arctic Terns along the seafront and Brigg.

9th June

Update for the last few days: a Great Northern Diver (in transitional, mostly non-breeding plumage) is in the bay this morning. Otherwise generally quiet, although four Barnacle Geese flew north on 7th, and several Arctic Terns are frequenting the bay.

6th June 2013

A Marsh Warbler was found by the playground on the edge of Arndale this morning and continued singing (and showing) on and off until at least mid p.m. (MJP et al), while two Avocets visited the East Pool at the …


Fancy watering a few rarities, ask for the watering can at the cafe then dip it into top scrub pond and sprinkle liberally.  It’s a bit like volunteering just less formal.

5th June 2013

Two Pale-bellied Brent Geese were in the bay corner this morning and eventually flew north, while a pair of Little Terns also went north and a late Wheatear was fresh in on Carr Naze (MJP).

2nd June 2013

Single Great Skua and Manx Shearwater were off the Brigg this afternoon, where there were also eight Purple Sandpipers, five Knot, a Whimbrel, five Eiders and a small movement of hirundines.

1st June 2013

Nothing new to report today, but the female Red-backed Shrike and the male Black Redstart remain on Carr Naze.