Monthly Archives: June 2015

CATS

30th June 2015

Today was notable for this morning’s finch passage at the Gap, where an impressive 350 Siskins and 21 Crossbills headed south before 0800hrs. A further two Crossbills dropped into Arndale early on, but otherwise today was quiet (as might be …

MAMMAL SURVEYING IN 2015

Over the weekend of 27th, 28th June we held a small mammal survey on behalf of Filey Festival and an enthusiastic group of adults and kids joined in as we identified, counted and weighed our catch. It’s safe to say …

27th June 2015

Mammal trapping at the Dams tomorrow – see here  for details No reports of note so far today, but yesterday saw a notable movement of Swifts through the area, with a minimum of 600 moving roughly south (the majority between 0900 …

25th June 2015

An uneventful couple of days, with a trickle of migrants including small numbers of Curlews, 12 Black-headed Gulls, 85 Common Scoter and a Red-throated Diver into the bay, and two Painted Ladies (Arndale and in off at Carr Naze) today, …

23rd June 2015

A busier day today after what can best be described as a very quiet week locally. A Pomarine Skua went south mid afternoon (MJP, J&TGD) along with 42 Manx Shearwaters, while single Bar-tailed Godwits went north both this morning and …

16th June 2015

A quiet few days locally, with the only records of note involving the first Arctic Skua of the year on 14th, a male Wheatear on Carr Naze on the same day, an immature Mediterranean Gull off the Brigg on 13th …

9th June 2015

Few records of note over recent days, with the pick of the bunch being a Quail singing briefly at the top of Long Lane this morning (CW). Odd painted Ladies are arriving on the coastal strip, a Hummingbird Hawkmoth was …

5th June 2015

A modest sprinkling of late spring migrants over recent days, with highlights as follows: An immature Mediterranean Gull (MJP) flew south along North Cliff this morning, while a Corn Bunting (MJP) – a locally rare bird, with a handful of …

1st June 2015

The new month unfortunately began as the old one ended, with strong south-westerly winds and no birds to speak of. The best of the last few days has consisted of a Turtle Dove over Carr Naze (CW) and a Common …