8th May 2016

A day of sunshine of increasing temperatures after early fog and mist with a light north-easterly, and a gem of a bird to reward the ringing team’s pre-dawn endeavours – a cracking male Red-spotted Bluethroat was trapped before 0600hrs, and went on to perform superbly for a steady stream of admirers in the Rocket Pole Field (DL, GD et al.).

Bluethroat (Mark Pearson)

Bluethroat (Mark Pearson)

Otherwise there was little to report, apart from the locally extraordinary record of a Nuthatch in the Top Scrub (GT et al. – an illustration of what can and could be found with more comprehensive coverage!).

Nuthatch (Ian Robinson)

Nuthatch (Ian Robinson)

If you were one of the many admirers of the Bluethroat today (or perhaps tomorrow), you may not know that the bird frequented a private nature reserve managed voluntarily by FBOG. If you’d like to show your appreciation, our critically-acclaimed (and voluntarily funded and produced) Filey Bird Report is available in the Country Park Cafe, or via this website here for the bargain price of £8 – all profits to our ongoing voluntary work.

Bluethroat (Mark Pearson)

Bluethroat (Mark Pearson)