Monthly Archives: July 2013

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31st July 2013

A quiet end to the month, with just a handful of Dunlin and two Black-tailed Godwits at the Dams and a Little Egret on the Brigg. As expected at this time of year, there have been several of the latter …

The Woodcock Festival – thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came, contributed and enjoyed FBOG’s first annual Woodcock festival, which was a roaring success in the balmy sunshine of Filey’s seafront Crescent Gardens on Saturday. Hundreds of people came and hundreds of pounds were raised for …

29th July 2013

Evening update: the Dams hosted seven Ruff, Five Wood Sandpipers, two Greenshank, five Dunlin, two Black-tailed Godwits and a Green Sandpiper through the course of today. Update for the last few days: It’s been mostly about the waders of late, …

24th July 2013

Three Avocets arrived at the Dams early this morning, staying all day; three Ruff arrived soon after, but were soon on their way. At least five each of Green and Common Sandpiper and a single Shoveler were also there. On …

Woodcock Festival this Saturday the 27th!

We’re all set for this Saturday’s Woodcock music mini-festival, kicking off at 2pm in the bandstand in the Crescent Gardens, overlooking the spectacular panorama of Filey Bay. The bill is now confirmed, and features Morning Bride (Filey),The Flivvers (Flamborough), Alan …

22nd July 2013

A Pomarine Skua flew south and several Crossbills are around Carr Naze (including two which came in off the sea). At least three Minke Whales remain the area (with up to six observed yesterday evening).

19th July 2013

Early update – At least TEN MINKE WHALES were present at 0840 this morning.

18th July 2013

A minimum of NINE MINKE WHALES were observed off the north of Carr Naze by late morning, and even more exceptionally, five ATLANTIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHINS headed south mid-afternoon and at least six Harbour Porpoise were offshore. Single Little Tern, Little …

17th July 2013

Four Minke Whales frequented the area north of the Brigg again today, while 558 Common Scoters and five Arctic Skuas also passed at sea; an Egyptian goose briefly visited the Rocket Pole field, and two Crossbills were on Carr Naze …

16th July 2013

Even more amazing scenes offshore today, with a¬†SEI WHALE watched north of the Brigg for about 30 minutes early this afternoon by multiple observers as it slowly moved north, as well as at least six Minke Whales, eight Harbour Porpoise …

15th July 2013

A minimum of six Minke Whales were counted simultaneously off the Brigg today (in all likelihood an underestimate of the true numbers present): observed at various distances but often fairly close inshore and viewable with the naked eye, the whales …

12th July 2013

Little of note today, although yesterday saw the first returning Purple Sandpipers (two) and Sanderling to the Brigg, as well as the roughly consistent daily tallies of up to a hundred Manx Shearwaters and several hundred Common Scoters. Today’s highlight …

10th July 2013

The autumn’s first Sooty Shearwater drifted elegantly south this morning, while four Arctic Skuas, a Bonxie and 249 Common Scoters and four Whimbrels were also on the move. An adult Mediterranean Gull south into the bay was also the first …

9th July 2013

Late update: a Minke Whale showed beautifully north of the Brigg before dusk, and a Little Egret came in off the sea. A male Red-backed Shrike¬†unexpectedly materialised at the Tip this afternoon, hunting in the area around the owl box …

6th July 2013

Update for the last few days: A Hobby and an Osprey overflew the Tip on the 4th; otherwise fairly quiet, with Common Scoters still going through in three figures per day.

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

A notable early morning movement of Swifts (ahead of two weather fronts) totaled about 400, while Common Scoters were moving north in increasingly large numbers (about 1300 by midday). No sign of the Surf Scoter either today or yesterday.

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, …

Woodcock festival – Saturday July 27th 2013

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 July 2013

The drake Surf Scoter remains in the bay, present for its sixth day today. Otherwise quiet throughout the recording area.