28th January 2016

A relatively quiet week in the area, although a Tundra Bean Goose in off this morning (MJP) was new for the year and the Surf Scoter remains faithful to the north of the bay / south side of the Brigg. At least one Great Northern Diver is in the same area, and high tide counts at dawn this morning also produced 63 Purple Sandpipers, 49 Shags and 35 Cormorants leaving roost sites.

Purple Sandpiper (Dan Lombard) – find out about the ringing team’s recent success with this species via the Ringing tab in the main menu

The pick of the last few days has involved 300 Curlews (an exception count) in the north-western corner of the recording area off Gristhorpe Cliff, 155 Pink-feet north on 25th (with presumably the same birds west over the town soon after), Blue Fulmars south on 24th & 22nd, and a 2cy Little Gull south on 23rd.