Monthly Archives: September 2015

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30th September 2015

Two Yellow-browed Warblers – one in Top Scrub (DL) and an un-ringed bird in Long Lane (MJP) keep the totals ticking over, while a late Hobby headed south in the evening. A Garden Warbler and a Wheatear were new arrivals at …

29th September 2015

No prizes for guessing which species took top billing, with record numbers arriving in the UK (particularly in the Northern Isles) over recent days – we hosted three more Yellow-browed Warblers today, with two trapped and ringed in top Scrub …

28th September 2015

A day of high pressure and a light variable wind saw a Yellow-browed Warbler in the Country Park this morning (MJP), along with a White Wagtail, 12 Goldcrests, four (continental) Song Thrushes, 15 Dunnocks, five Chiffchaffs and a total of …

25th September 2015

The quiet period continues…. notable records, scant as they are, have included a remarkable 18 Coal Tits which quickly filtered south in Top Scrub this morning (with four there later, either involving new birds or several of the same), a …

22nd September 2015

Another quiet few days, with little of note to report, particularly for the time of year. A Long-tailed Skua ambled past the Brigg early afternoon today (MJP, CA), a Mediterranean Gull went south yesterday, while a Yellow-legged Gull and three …

19th September 2015

A particularly unremarkable few days locally, with little to speak of either on the land or at sea. The two Kingfishers which set up temporary shop on the Brigg several days ago remained until at least yesterday, land-based migrants have …

16th September 2015

A quiet day today with two Sooty Shearwaters the best of a benign sea, two Kingfishers still on the Brigg, and grounded migrants including a White Wagtail at East Lea, single Pied Flycatcher and Redstart, 12 Goldcrests, three Wheatears and …

13th September 2015

A calmer day today with a light and variable wind early on encouraging many birds to move overhead, and thankfully Filey’s visible migration hotspot at Hunmanby Gap was occupied by our crack team from first light – their rewards including …

11th September 2015

A clear and sunny day with a continuing and strengthening east-south-easterly wind that eventully delivered on its promise. A Grey-headed Wagtail was briefly at East Lea (MJP, with thanks to MG!), the second there this year of a rare Yorkshire …

9th September 2015

A fairly underwhelming couple of days given the promising conditions, the pick of which was a Balearic Shearwater, a blue Fulmar and the Velvet Scoter still in the bay this morning (MJP, JS), with strong wildfowl passage early on consisting …

7th September 2015

More decent action on the sea this morning in moderate north-westerlies, with a Balearic Shearwater, a juvenile Long-tailed Skua and 44 Sooty Shearwaters the pick of a 4.5 hour morning session (MJP, JS, CW). Late news from yesterday (6th) includes …

3rd – 6th September 2015

With apologies for delayed posting (we’ve been representing the Obs at the Spurn Migration Festival this weekend, which was a great success): The first Curlew Sandpiper of the year appeared at East Lea today (SH et al), with seven Sooty …

2nd September 2015

A switch of emphasis to the sea over the last few days, with a north-westerly airflow encouraging passage off the Brigg (and generally discouraging land-based migration). A six-hour seawatch this morning produced a juvenile Long-tailed Skua, a Balearic Shearwater, 25 …