Monthly Archives: January 2014

CATS

31st January 2014

Today’s highlight was (presumably the same) Iceland Gull reported early morning from the Brigg (JS) and Hunmanby Gap (KC). At least seven Velvet Scoters and 300 Common Scoters were at the south end of the bay, while Little Gulls were …

29th January 2014

A generally quiet few days, the highlights being: today – three Blue Fulmars and two Little Gulls flew south this morning; 28th – a Brambling still favouring a Hunmanby Gap garden; 27th – single Woodcocks on the the Brigg and in …

25th January 2014

Today’s highlight was an unusually co-operative Black-throated Diver in the bay just off Coble Landing this lunchtime (JH, PJD et al), while single Great Skua and Goosander flew past the Brigg and a Bar-tailed Godwit came in-off and over the …

24th January 2014

The Grey Phalarope was off the Brigg briefly late morning and a Great Northern Diver was in the bay. Yesterday’s highlights included a Lapland Bunting on Carr Naze, the year’s first Brambling in a garden at Hunmanby Gap and the return of …

EAST LEA

Fencing and path work is progressing well and though East Lea will never be accessible in slippers the route is fairly easy going, and as you can see, very well signed. Summer will bring improvements to the footpath directly behind …

21st January 2014

A Great Northern Diver flew north-east out of the bay this afternoon, where there were also 85 Wigeon (among other species). At the Dams, a male Goosander flew east and 65 Pink-footed Geese flew north-west this morning. A Great Northern …

19th January 2014

The Grey Phalarope remained in its favoured feeding area along the southern flank of the Brigg this afternoon. Small numbers of Eiders and Scoters are in the north of the bay and at least ten Velvet Scoters were reported to …

18th January 2013

A wet and windy day with the only notables being the Grey Phalarope which remains elusively along the Brigg’s southern edge and a Great Northern Diver past this morning.

16th January 2014

Highlights for today include a Grey Phalarope feeding along the southern flank of the Brigg this morning (per CW et al), nine Velvet Scoters and at least 300 Common Scoters off Reighton (per NC), Grey Wagtails in the bay corner …

EAST LEA WORK PARTY

TUESDAY 21st JANUARY Gates open from 9.30am. A drop of painting, a fair bit of stapling fence wire, and stacks of willow-coppicing. Good company, free training, hell of a laugh; what are you waiting for! Contact: Jack Whitehead 07870 341455.

13th January 2014

A clear and sunny day with a few more signs of movement. 19 Shelduck and eight Goldeneye were in the south of the bay (both high counts for the season), 20 Snow Buntings were in the top fields (with one …

12th January 2014

A rare overnight frost and a bright morning with some signs of movement: 10 Whooper Swans flew south over the bay and 141 Pink-footed Geese flew north over the Dams, where a 1st-winter Lesser Black-backed gull and a Chiffchaff were …

Work Party at the Dams, Tues 14th Jan

Fancy helping to rescue the Car Park at the Dams? If so, be sure to join in with the work party at 0900, Tuesday 14th January. All welcome. Contact Jack on 07870 341455 for enquiries and details.

8th January 2014

Four Whooper Swans flew south this morning, and at least two Little Gulls remain in the north of the bay. A drake Goosander and a single Pink-footed Goose were at the Dams yesterday, when eight Velvet and 238 Common Scoter …

6th January 2013

A quieter day, with two Little Gulls in the north of the bay and a Long-tailed Duck (the same bird present in Dec) off the Brigg.

5th January 2013

Today’s Bird Race teams produced a merged total of about 83 species in the recording area, the pick of being nine Velvet Scoters, five Little Gulls, two Water Rails, 73 Snow Buntings (68 still in the northern fields, and five in …

4th January 2014

Two Little Gulls were off the promenade late afternoon, with two to three also reported off Primrose Valley early p.m. and two off the Brigg in the morning (at least four, possibly six birds were involved). A Great Northern Diver …

3rd January 2014

Three blue Fulmars and two Little Gulls passed the hide this morning (as well as two Little Gulls yesterday), the Velvet Scoter flock in the south of the bay is now up to nine, while their Common cousins are still …