Monthly Archives: November 2013

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25th Nov 2013

Update: most recent action has continued to come from the sea, where today’s highlights were a Pomarine Skua and a Black-throated Diver¬†(JS, MJP) and 18 Snow Buntings on Carr Naze; the pick of yesterday’s (24th) sightings were a Little Auk …

22nd Nov 2013

Strong northerlies provided two¬†consecutive days of quality late-autumn sea-watching from the Brigg, where the following highlights were logged: Today’s 7.5 hours saw a high count of 400 Eiders (in flocks of up to 65), a Balearic Shearwater, five Long-tailed Ducks, …

20th Nov 2013

A quiet few days, the best of today being a late pale-morph Arctic Skua south at sea. We’ve receive details back of a colour-ringed Shag photographed from the Brigg on 14th – the bird was ringed on 10th July this …

17th Nov 2013

A generally quiet few days, with reports of Merlin from the Brigg and the top fields (16th & 17th respectively) a Snow Bunting in the stubbles (17th), up to 14 Great Crested Grebes in the bay, and Great Northern Divers …

14th Nov 2013

Today’s highlights came from the Brigg, where a Black-throated Diver went north, a late Sandwich Tern and two Bonxies went south, and three Snow Buntings came in off the sea. 13th: Two Waxwings were at Reighton Gap (SC), and a …

11th Nov 2013

An exceptional arrival of Blackbirds occurred throughout the day, with a minimum of 8,500 counted arriving in off the sea on a broad front. An almost constant stream from early morning onwards was no doubt prompted by high pressure over …

10th Nov 2013

The bay held a Great Northern Diver and a single Whooper Swan, a Bonxie came in off the sea and onto the Country Park, an adult Mediterranean Gull went south and up to 30 Purple Sandpipers are now around the …

8th Nov 2013

Today’s highlight was a Long-tailed Duck feeding off the south side of the Brigg this afternoon. Update for the last few days: 7th – 15 Whooper Swans flew south over the Country Park, two Woodcocks came in off the sea …

5th Nov 2013

Highlights over the last couple of days include two Great Northern Divers (4th), up to ten Snow Buntings around Carr Naze, the long-staying Little Gull in the top fields, and a substantial movement of thrushes during the early afternoon today, …

2nd Nov 2013

A quiet few days, with highlights including a few Whooper swans still heading south, up to 34 Pink-footed Geese intermittently visiting the Dams and East Lea, six Velvet Scoters in the flock off Hunmanby Gap (and a Lapland Bunting there …