Monthly Archives: December 2015

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29th December 2015

Generally quiet locally, although the Surf Scoter was present in its favoured area in the north of the Bay off Carr Naze until at least this morning, extending its stay to a fortnight so far.

24th December 2015

Other than continued and very welcome presence of the Surf Scoter in the north of the bay, it’s been an uneventful few days, with a Common Buzzard at East Lea and five Goosanders south yesterday and a late report of …

19th December 2015

Two notable reports today concern the Surf Scoter back off the Brigg after a two day absence this morning, and an adult Mediterranean Gull on the beach north of Reighton (SB).

18th December 2015

A generally quiet couple of days, with the Surf Scoter staying for about 48 hours in total and last reported on the afternoon of 16th. Otherwise, four Little Gulls went north this morning, a Great Northern Diver did likewise on …

15th December 2015

With unhelpful conditions and little in the way of movements it was looking like a predictably quiet week locally – until today…. proving once again that December always seems to produce the goods here in Filey, our seventh-ever Surf Scoter  – …

Return of the Greenfinch

Return of the Greenfinch In recent years you may have noticed that there are far fewer Greenfinch Chloris chloris around, or in fact a distinct lack of them. The population has seen something of a crash both within the Bird …

Nocturnal Wader Ringing With the onset of the dark nights of winter part of the ringing team have started experimenting with the feasibility of ringing Woodcock Scolopax rusticola and Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago on the Rocket Pole Field and the …

8th December 2015

Notable reports over recent days have concerned regular Great Northern Divers in the bay (with three on 6th), a Little Gull south on 7th (with 75 Fulmars present off the North Cliff / Brigg), and a male Stonechat and eight …

4th December 2015

The bird of the month so far involves the extraordinary record of a Bittern flushed after dark yesterday evening by part of our ringing team from Carr Naze Pond (DL, GD), the first (and likely last) of the year. Today, …

Polish Mediterranean Gull

A Polish Mediterranean Gull in Filey As we’ll be looking at in more detail in the near future, colour-rings provide a fantastic way of learning about an individual bird’s life history. Gulls can be a particularly rich source of information, …

3rd December 2015

A very quiet few days locally, the only notable reports being a Great Northern Diver north on 1st and seven Whooper Swans through yesterday (2nd). More action from the ringing team lately however – read about their latest exploits here.

Record-breaking Long-tailed Tits

Record Breaking Long-tailed Tits As we touched upon in our last post, one of 2015’s most notable species has been Long-tailed Tits Aegithalos caudatus, with this being a record ringing year for them in Filey. One of the many advantages …