Monthly Archives: November 2014

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30th November 2014

Steady as she goes over recent days, with most of the notable activity being at or over the sea and a few familiar species continuing to dominate. Great Northern Divers were off the Brigg on 29th (two north) and the …

26th November 2014

A very quiet few days here at the Obs with little of note on land or sea. Of the former, four Snow and two Corn Buntings were on the Tip yesterday (25th), and of the latter, two Little Auks and …

21st November 2014

Another day, another multiple count of Grey Phalaropes… one went south this morning, with another south at 1520 (JS, MJP), both of which were watched flying straight through beyond the bay towards Flamborough. Clearly even conservative estimates will make 2014 …

20th November 2014

The best of today was a Jay (present since 9th) and a late Ring Ouzel in Parish Wood. The Dams & East Lea are attracting low densities of waterbirds presently, but four Chiffchaffs, two Lesser Redpolls and eight Siskins were …

NEW HOUSING ON THE EDGE OF THE DAMS

                         In a morning of high drama, when tempers were stretched to breaking point and torn up plans fluttered in the breeze, the box went up. It wasn’t easy, at times perilous, it might work, it might not. It’s taken so long I …

17th November 2014

Recent days have seen some quality late autumn / early winter action around the Brigg and over the waves, with highlights today including yet another Grey Phalarope (this one heading south early on), two Great Northern Divers and two Long-tailed …

14th October 2014

Highlights from the last few days include Little Auks (one 11th, five 12th, four 13th & six 14th), Grey Phalaropes (one 12th, two 13th, one 14th), Snow Buntings (up to seven on Carr Naze throughout), Twite (up to four), a …

10th November 2014

Today’s highlights included a Slavonian Grebe and a Velvet Scoter off Hunmanby Gap (NCt) and three Little Auks south (and one north) off the Brigg. An arrival of thrushes consisted mainly of Blackbirds, which totalled 220 (in off and grounded). …

8th November 2014

Today’s headliners were not one but two Black Guillemots, the first of which drifted slowly south on the tide, with the second coming in from the north and heading into the bay late morning (MJP, BP, JS et al). The …

5th November 2014

A strong northerly encouraged all attentions to turn seawards today, and seven and a half hour’s observations didn’t disappoint. Highlights included three Grey Phalaropes south, 128 Little Auks north, 32 Pomarine Skuas and 20 Bonxies south, a Red-necked Grebe and …

2nd November 2014

Today saw a Black Guillemot joining the Grey Phalarope (now present for a fourth day) off the Brigg, with highlights from Hunmanby Gap including 159 Siskins and 16 Twite through and 85 Little Gulls offshore. Another quality count of finches …