Monthly Archives: December 2013

CATS

31st December 2013 – and Happy New Year from FBOG!

A quiet end to the year, with five Velvet Scoters and two Dark-bellied Brent Geese at Hunmanby Gap, and 108 Oystercatcher in the Brigg high tide roost. Happy New Year to all, and especially to FBOG members and supporters – …

28th December 2013

The Wigeon and Pink-footed Goose flocks in the Dams / East Lea area have grown to 215 and 47 respectively today. Yesterday’s (27th) highlights included a first winter Iceland Gull south off Primrose Valley (JH), a Marsh Harrier south and …

26th December 2013

Happy Christmas from FBOG! Pretty much as is over the last couple of days, although the Snow Bunting flock reached 68+ on 24th; the eight Velvet Scoters remain in the bay, and two Great Northern Divers were reported there this …

23rd December 2013

11 Whooper Swans and a (the?) Great Northern Diver flew across the bay this morning, while eight Velvet and 210 Common Scoters remain there (KC, JS). A White-beaked Dolphin offshore was belatedly reported yesterday. Of interest, 45 Snow Buntings and three Lapland …

21st December 2013

More reports from recent days include eight Velvet Scoters, 180+ Common Scoters and 30 Red-throated Divers in the southern part of the bay today (KC) and a Great Northern Diver in the bay corner yesterday (MJP).

19th December 2013

A fairly quiet week, with most of the few highlights coming from the sea: a Black-throated Diver on 16th, 1194 Guillemots on 15th, a Great Northern Diver on 12th and up to seven Velvet Scoters in the bay off Reighton on …

10th December 2013

Three Whooper Swans visited the Dams today. We’ve just received details of a colour-ringed Common Gull present there on the 6th – the only re-sighting so far of the bird involved – from North Thames Gull Group. Full details are …

9th December 2013

Quality off the Brigg this afternoon included a Black-throated, two Great Northern and 14 Red-throated Divers (as well as 23 of the latter past), plus a female Long-tailed Duck, good numbers of the commoner auks and small numbers of Eiders and …

EAST LEA

Just a quick warning that fencing work on East Lea will continue for the next few weekends; machinery will be moving about and, inevitably, bits of wire will be spread about. Other hazards, unimaginably horrid, could crop up so please …

3rd December 2013

STOP PRESS: BRUNNICH’S GUILLEMOT off the town seafront late this afternoon (MJP)

2nd December 2013

Highlights from recent days have been confined to the sea and the bay. A good haul on the 30th included three Little Auks and three Sooty Shearwaters (MJP, JS, CW), while one or two Great Northern Divers, Long-tailed Ducks, Velvet Scoters and …