Monthly Archives: November 2015

CATS

29th November 2015

  A quiet few days with a blustery (often strong) west and south-westerly airflow and few sightings of note. One the sea, a Velvet Scoter went north on 27th, while single Snow Bunting and Great Northern Diver were in the …

A winters day in Parish Wood With wind and rain forecast for later on in the day on Saturday, a brief window of opportunity opened up early on in the morning for getting some nets up and doing some ringing …

26th November 2015

Single Black-throated Diver and Sooty Shearwater went north this morning and an Iceland Gull did likewise yesterday morning (JS, CW), while a Little Auk was by the Brigg yesterday afternoon (MJP) and at least one Great Northern Diver is also in situ. …

24th November 2015

Waxwings were reported yesterday briefly in Sycamore Ave (three) and today in Collingham Way (two), two Great Northern Divers, two Goldeneyes, 11 Great Crested Grebes and 71 Wigeon were in the bay today, with a brief Slavonian Grebe, a Black-throated Diver, …

22nd November 2015

A weekend dominated by a cold northerly airflow was thus dominated by sea-watching, with impressive returns. Today saw a moderate NNW swinging N to NNE gusting stronger at times, with frequent wintry showers and low temperatures, but a significantly less extreme …

20th November 2015

A moderate westerly wind wasn’t too promising, but disguised a more productive change in the weather system (with a front of cold air moving through the area) that brought a good arrival to the north of the area this morning …

19th November 2015

A generally quiet few days, although the Whooper Swan tally continues to rise on a daily basis, with over 500 heading  south now recorded this autumn: 12 were briefly at the Dams early morning of 17th (with presumably the same …

16th November 2015

The mild, bluster south-westerly airflow continues, with more notable late autumn passage over the sea in the last two days. Whooper Swans again warrant top billing, with a total of 64 through the area today, and an exceptional 108 yesterday; …

14th November 2015

A similarly late autumnal cast over the last two days, with the particularly notable season for southbound Whooper Swans continuing unabated; 29 (seven, seven and 15) passed through the area this morning, with 46 (11, 14, 17, three and one) …

12th November 2015

Most of today’s highlights were from the vismig team at Hunmanby Gap, with a late Swallow north, nine Whooper Swans south, and 287 Siskins and two Twite among southbound passerines. A further four Whooper Swans were in the north of …

10th November 2015

A relatively quiet few days, with a warm south-westerly airflow and passage restricted to expected late autumn migrants. Single Great Northern Divers headed south off the Brigg on 8th and 9th, Whooper Swans were south off the Brigg (six on …

6th November 2015

A blustery SW wind and dull skies saw a good variety of mainly southbound notables today, including two White-fronted Geese, a Jay, a Snow Bunting, 705 Lapwings, 178 Siskins and 26 Whooper Swans from the Gap (KC), and two Great …

5th November 2015

A mild, dark and drizzly day with a southerly wind saw a surge of waders over the sea and an incoming arrival of late autumn migrants at the Brigg / Carr Naze this afternoon. Of the former, Dunlins numbered over …

3rd November 2015

A cooler day today with low cloud, poor visibility and a brisk southerly wind, which was once again notable for Pink-footed Geese – a minimum of 700 were in the area today. The ring-tail Hen Harrier was again along the …

1st November 2015

A great start to the new month, particularly given the very pleasant, sunny and warm (and therefore unpromising) conditions. Highlights involved a Woodlark south over Hunmanby Gap this morning (KC, NCt), a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting along North Cliff this …