Monthly Archives: March 2014

CATS

31st March 2014

More signs of movement today, especially on the Brigg, where a female Long-tailed Duck was offshore, and two Scandinavian Rock Pipits, two continental-type Robins, six Meadow Pipits and a Redwing were fresh in amongst the boulders in the mist (MJP). …

30th March 2014

It’s getting slowly but surely busier for passerine migrants, with todays highlights being a Sand Martin, a Brambling (narrowly surviving a Sparrowhawk attack on Short Hedge), a Scandinavian Rock Pipit (probably yesterday’s bird), at least 18 Chiffchaffs, two continental-type Robins …

29th March 2014

An adult Mediterranean Gull was off the Glen with good numbers of Common Gulls this evening (MJP), five Snow Buntings remain in the northern stubbles (and have done so for the last few days), where up to 55 Linnets are …

EAST LEA IMPROVEMENTS

The on-going work on the footpath to East Lea is going well and sessions are now held every Tuesday from 9.30am. New volunteers are always welcome and can usually choose what they would like to do (serving coffee being particularly …

25th March 2014

A relatively quiet few days, with the highlights being a Scandinavian Rock Pipit this morning on Carr Naze (MJP), a Black-throated Diver and a Velvet Scoter off Hunmanby Gap on 22nd & 23rd (KC, NC), two Wheatears at the Blue …

21st March 2014

A Red Kite headed south over Hunmanby Gap late morning (NC), where strong visible migration included 13 Crossbills south, over a hundred each of Linnets and Meadow Pipits, and 20 Alba Wagtails. A new Velvet Scoter was in the bay …

18th March 2014

Heavy session today at EAST LEA; Nick and Sandy planted thirty trees, John, Mick, Hilary and Mike moved mountains to further the paving effort, and me, I took these stunning snaps.

18th March 2014

More signs of early spring movement over the last couple of days, with a report of two Wheatears on Carr Naze on the morning of 16th being the main highlight. Yesterday (17th) saw a sustained passage of Meadow Pipits (350 …

15th March 2014

A fairly quiet few days, with today’s highlights being an adult Mediterranean Gull on the beach at Hunmanby Gap and at least one Little Gull off the Brigg this morning. Two Crossbills over the Gap were the best of yesterday’s …

12th March 2014

High pressure and sunshine continues, as does a light early spring passage – the best of which today consisted of 25 Whooper Swans drifting north on the sea several miles off the Brigg, a Short-eared Owl on Carr Naze early …

11th March 2014

Thousands of auks (and hundreds of Kittiwakes) are on and below the cliffs today, while new Goldcrests are in the Glen and at the Tip (after a single yesterday on the Crescent). The bay is generally quiet but for the …

11th March 2014

Fabulous things are happening at EAST LEA; in this mornings sun the gang of Nine (Hilary, Sandy, Nick, Ian, Lee, Mike, Mick, John and me) put 105 trees in and started to lay the foundations for the best hide path …

10th March 2014

Two Black-throated Divers are in the bay this morning, with one in the bay corner / Brigg area and one off Primrose Valley (MJP), as well as a Brent Goose on the Brigg (and another north) and two Little Gulls …

8 March 2014

Nice flock of 30 Snow Buntings coming into stunning plumage on stubble north of Rocket Pole Field, despite a punishing wind.

7th March 2014

A quiet day locally enlivened by two Mediterranean Gull sightings (of the same or different birds) from Hunmanby Gap and from over the town. Nine Little Gulls were in the south of the bay and at least two were in …

6th March 2014

Up to eight Little Gulls and a single Velvet Scoter were in the bay off Hunmanby Gap this morning, while the long-staying moulting adult Little Gull continues its patrolling of the Brigg. Yesterday (5th) a Black Redstart was around the …

3rd March 2014

More distinctly spring-like weather today, with much the same cast in situ over recent days – with the Slavonian Grebe in the bay (again roosting off the Glen with Great Crested Grebes this evening), ten Little Gulls and two Velvet …

1st March 2014

Little to report bird-wise, except for the launch of the excellent new Flamborough Bird Observatory website today – best wishes to our neighbours down the road and congratulations on a team job well done! Have a look here – Flamborough …