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 North Cliff, towards Newbiggin today, with two Short-eared Owls also on the coastal strip. A Snow Bunting and two Twite were flyovers in the Brigg area, where a small arrival of thrushes was also evident and the Kingfisher remained.

Blackbird fresh-in on the Brigg (Mark Pearson)

Blackbird fresh-in on the Brigg (Mark Pearson)

Yesterday (2nd) was foggy but for a sunny window early afternoon, which saw the Kingfisher on the Brigg, 200 Pink-footed Geese south, a Snow Bunting over the Top Scrub, two Twite over Carr Naze and 12 Long-tailed tits again u-turning there after following the coast from North Cliff.