Monthly Archives: September 2013

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30th Sep 2013

A quiet couple of days, with odd Yellow-browed Warblers lingering, small numbers of common migrants including e.g. Chiffchaffs, Redwings and Song Thrushes, and good numbers of Gannets moving at sea.

28th Sep 2013

A generally quiet day today, although Yellow-browed Warblers were again well scattered with singles on Carr Naze and in the Top Scrub, two at Hunmanby Gap and one at the Bay (mo).

FBOG AGM – 2nd Nov 2013

FBOG AGM  Saturday 2nd November 2013, 6.30 – 9pm Council Chambers Queen Street Filey All members welcome. Contact Sue Hull: secretary-at-fbog.co.uk 01723 515042

27th Sep 2013

A total of ten Yellow-browed Warblers were recorded today, with five in the Top Scrub / Country Park area, two in Parish Wood, one in Reighton Wood, one on the Wharfedale Estate and one in off the sea and onto …

26th Sep 2013

Predictably much quieter today under sunny skies, but six Yellow-browed Warblers are in the general area (Country Park and Parish Wood), although rarely did any show well; a Long-tailed Skua, two Sooty Shearwaters and a Velvet Scoter flew north this morning, …

25th Sep 2013

It was all about the weather today, as the forecast rain and strengthening NNE wind dropped an impressive cast onto the plateau and slopes of Carr Naze this afternoon. Topping the bill were a minimum of five Yellow-browed Warblers, with …

24th Sep 2013

Mild, murky conditions and a light south-easterly overnight delivered a Red-breasted Flycatcher into the ringer’s nets in the Top Scrub this morning (LM, CH et al), but the bird wasn’t seen before or after. Otherwise a Yellow-browed Warbler at Parish …

23rd Sep 2013

After hot and sunny conditions yesterday (when there was little to report) and today, the wind swung easterly as forecast this afternoon, bringing with it a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Pied Flycatcher and a small arrival of Phylloscs to the top …

21st Sep 2013

A Wryneck was found in the scrub above Muston Sands this lunchtime (MJP, AJD), and a Yellow-browed Warbler made landfall on Carr Naze (MRA et al). This morning, a Lapland Bunting, over 1000 Meadow Pipits 84 Siskins and a Tree …

19th Sep 2013

Another generally quiet day, although the first skeins of Pink-footed Geese flew south this morning, totalling 150 (34 and 116).

Dams work party, Tues 24th Sep

There’ll be a work party at the Dams on Tuesday 24th September from 9am. All are welcome, and all help gratefully received, no matter how small. Jobs include fencing, flap-catch repair, pruning willows etc. Meet in the car park at …

17th Sep 2013

Still no sign of a reprieve from the brisk westerly airflow, although an Osprey and over 1000 Meadow Pipits battled south this morning over Hunmanby Gap (KC). The Dams was quiet, with single Ruff, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, four Curlews, four …

16th Sep 2013

A Spotted Redshank (the year’s first) and a Jack Snipe spent a few brief minutes at the Dams early on, and the same venue also hosted four Bar-tailed Godwits, three Snipe, twelve Curlew, two Ruff, two Buzzards and a Little …

13th Sep 2013

A few good birds around today despite the discouraging conditions, the pick of the bunch being a Bittern seen briefly at the Dams early afternoon (TH) and a Little Stint on the Brigg with various other waders mid-morning (MJP et …

12th Sep 2013

Two Red-necked Grebes north were the pick of a fairly uneventful seawatch this morning, and the land was also quiet but for a strong passage of Meadow Pipits (at least 450 were counted between 0900-1130). The Dams continues to host …

11th Sep 2013

The sea continues to dominate sightings with north-westerlies providing a strong cast this morning, which included a Sabine’s Gull, eight Long-tailed Skuas, a Blue Fulmar, twenty-five Sooty Shearwaters, a Little Gull and two Velvet Scoters, as well as strong wildfowl passage …

Mammal trapping, 21st & 22nd September

The next mammal trapping sessions are to be held at Parish Wood and the Tip on 21st and 22nd September. Meet on the main path from 9am or just through the gate in the tip cattle enclosure after 10am, all …

Mammal Trapping, 7th & 8th Sep

FBOG and Friends of Filey Parks are holding their  annual mammal trapping weekend on 7th and 8th September from 9am – 11am. We will be at the top north-west corner of the Country Park (probably in a gazebo) before moving …