Monthly Archives: February 2014

CATS

28th February 2014

The month closed with the usual suspects frequenting the bay, with the Slavonian Grebe patrolling its favoured stretch of shore (seen off Hunmanby Gap, the Glen and Primrose Valley today from early morning to dusk); Velvet Scoters off the Gap …

26th February 2014

A sunny, spring-like morning here in Filey and steady-as-she-goes sightings wise – two Velvet Scoters and around 20 Little Gulls were off Hunmanby Gap (with a further three Little Gulls in the Brigg / Bay Corner), and a pair of …

25th February 2014

The year’s first Black Redstart was briefly on a rooftop in the town this afternoon (HA), while the Slavonian Grebe remained in the bay (off Hunmanby Gap today), and 20 Little Gulls were well scattered between the Bay corner and …

23rd February 2014

A Mediterranean Gull and 15 Little Gulls were in the bay this afternoon. Otherwise generally more of the same over recent days (although ‘the same’ isn’t so bad for the time of year): The Slavonian Grebe continues its preference for …

19th February 2014

Today’s sightings include a Short-eared Owl and a Stonechat at Reighton, and wildfowl numbers at the Dams and East Lea this morning included a pair of Shelduck, a drake Pochard, 14 Tufted Ducks, 18 Gadwall, two Pink-footed Geese, and good …

17th February 2014

The Slavonian Grebe remained in the bay today, off the Promenade in the morning and off the Glen (asleep with Great Crested Grebes) late afternoon (MJP); up to ten Little Gulls were in the same area.

16th February 2014

A Slavonian Grebe was off Hunmanby Gap and then the seafront this afternoon (AMa et al). The bay continues to harbour good numbers of Little Gulls, with a total of 29 recorded this morning (well spread along the length of …

13th February 2014

Today’s highlights were once again Little Gulls, with a further increase in numbers seeing a minimum of 26 in the north of the bay this morning.

12th February 2014

The quality bay dwellers continue their semi-residence with a (the?) Black-throated Diver, at least five Little Gulls and a high count of 63 Sanderlings off Hunmanby Gap (NC); a further four Little Gulls were around the Brigg. 11th: A (the?!) …

10th February 2014

A high count of 218 Red-throated Divers were recorded at Hunmanby Gap in the south of the bay this evening, where there were also ten Little Gulls and seven Velvet Scoters. An inbound movement of 27 Skylarks arrived in several …

Sunday, 9th February 2014

A quiet weekend although reasonable numbers of Red-throated Divers and a few Auks continue to haunt Filey Bay. Highlights include a (the?) Black-throated Diver feeding off the Brigg yesterday (8th) and the resident Little Gulls are still feeding intensely anywhere …

7th February 2014

6th: A Black-throated Diver was close inshore off Reighton and ten Little Gulls were in the bay (MJP, AJD), while a Great Northern Diver passed the Brigg (JS). 5th: Ten Little Gulls were in the north of the bay, a …

ROCKET POLE POND

An opportunity to develop a new scrape in a low-lying area of the Rocket Pole Field was too good to miss and yesterday the plant was on site, today the job is finished. Odd to see a dry pond in …

3rd February 2014

Late news for today – a Balearic Shearwater went south this morning, and large southbound movement of 731 Golden Plovers occurred early on (JS). A┬áBlack-throated Diver was off Hunmanby Gap this morning, perhaps the same bird being involved in several …