14th June 2016

Little to report locally over recent days as migration grinds to a temporary halt, although as is to be expected there’s still a trickle of waders on the move – these have included two Curlews at the Dams today and two Black-tailed Godwits at East Lea on 12th. A singing Grasshopper Warbler at Reighton (NC) is only the second of the year of a generally uncommon bird at Filey in recent years.

Curlew (Ian Robinson)

Curlew (Ian Robinson)

In other news, the Spanish Wagtail which visited East Lea on 22nd April last year has just been accepted as a first for Britain by the British Birds Rarities Committee, and becomes the third bird from Filey to do so (following Spectacled Warbler and Siberian Pied Flycatcher in the 1990’s).