Monthly Archives: June 2014

CATS

30th June 2014

Finally a hint of things to come at the Dams today, with a Greenshank and two Little Egrets ending the month on a note of promise. Aside from the above, there’s the usual trickle of Black-headed Gulls, Curlews, Grey Herons …

28th June 2014

A very quiet few days across the area was enlightened by a Death’s Head Hawk Moth this evening, which flew into the town from the east, alighted briefly on a wall and unfortunately soon disappeared (MJP).

23rd June 2014

Today’s highlight was a late¬†Osprey which came in off the sea over the bay and then the town before continuing west. Otherwise little to report with settled high pressure dominating, the best of the last few days being the typical …

19th June 2014

Still quiet of late, although the Long-tailed Ducks lingered in the bay until yesterday (18th) and were replaced this morning by a trio of Red-breasted Mergansers. Flocks of Common Scoter are in the bay and Brigg area, with a total …

VOLE JUGGLING AUDITIONS

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July….. ….. survey the small animals of Filey Dams nature reserve. Between 9am and 10.30am both mornings we will release the creatures that couldn’t resist a free bed and breakfast; Bank Vole and Wood Mouse …

16th June 2014

A quiet few days across the recording area, but the two Long-tailed Ducks remain in the Brigg / northern bay area (with today being their sixth day). 220 Common Scoters and a Blue Fulmar past the Brigg on 14th and …

13th June 2014

The two Long-tailed Ducks remained in the Brigg / bay area today and yesterday. Otherwise quiet, although Common Scoter are beginning to move, with over 70 past today.

11th June 2014

Conditions looked promising for the possibility of cetaceans today, and the first Minke Whale of the year duly appeared within ten minutes of observations this afternoon; a total of three were recorded by 1800hrs (MJP, AJD). A pair of summer …

9th June 2014

A Hobby hunted over the Dams before the rain set in this afternoon. The year’s second Turtle Dove was briefly at there yesterday (8th), where a Little Egret also dropped in; the sea remains extemely quiet, with a few Manx …

6th June 2014

A warm, sunny and quiet day today, the only record of note being a colour-ringed Shag (white AST) briefly at rest on the cliffs of Carr Naze. Details to follow.

5th June 2014

Four Crossbills flew in west along Carr Naze early this morning, a Hobby hunted over the country park (before catching and plucking a Sand Martin over the bay), a Spotted Flycatcher was new in the Top Scrub, and five Manx …

3rd June 2014

A quiet few days to start the month, with the only unusual sighting today being a flock of 40+ Canada Geese on the sea off North Cliff. The year’s first Turtle Dove was reported briefly on Carr Naze yesterday, when …

SMALL FURRY ANIMALS

MAMMAL TRAPPING : SATURDAY 14TH / SUNDAY 15TH JUNE From 9am both mornings we will be releasing the creatures that were trapped during the night. Everyone is welcome, kids usually love it. Meet in the Dams car park or, if …