Monthly Archives: August 2016

CATS

31st Aug 2016

An interesting end to the month, with some notable arrivals and strong overhead passage. Highlights of the day included a Curlew Sandpiper at the Dams briefly early on (JL), two Little Stints and a Yellow-legged Gull on the Brigg first …

30th Aug 2016

A hot and sunny day with a south-westerly wind and very little new to report. The Dams continues to hold interest, with the Pintail still, a Little Egret (there and at East Lea), twos of Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, and Snipe …

29th Aug 2016

A generally quiet day today saw three each of Whinchat, Wheatear and Willow Warbler on Carr Naze, a Reed Warbler, two Garden Warblers, 15 Willow Warblers, four Chiffchaffs, three Whitethroats and a Blackcap in Top Scrub, and three Arctic Skuas, …

27th Aug 2016

A pleasingly busy few days, particularly regarding waders, which have once again been moving through and dropping in in good numbers. Highlights have included a Spotted Redshank over the Dams on 26th (MJP), a Little Stint on the Brigg today …

24th Aug 2016

A mainly sunny day before evening cloud with an at times brisk NW produced a brief Little Stint at the Dams late afternoon (JB), where the usual (and impressive) cast of waders remains, with Ruff back up to 20, a …

22nd August 2016

A day of blustery south-westerly winds, heavy rain (a.m) and some brightness (p.m) and increasingly warm temperatures which provided plenty of interest. The year’s first Turtle Dove occurred in unexpected circumstances, heading south over the Brigg and bay late afternoon …

21st August 2016

A weekend of strong winds and heavy showers, with our wetland sites attracting most interest. The Dams has 17 Ruff, 33 Dunlin, a Greenshank, a Green Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Snipe, a Shoveler, three Gadwall and 55 Teal today, …

18th August 2016

Light to moderate easterly winds with a mix of overcast skies and sunny intervals have dominated the last two days, bringing a few modest signs of continental immigration onto the land and some movement overhead. Today, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull …

16th August 2016

A similar cast to previous days, with a varied section of waders at the Dams still including the Spotted Redshank and up to three Greenshank, two Green Sandpipers, nine Dunlin, six Ruff, a Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Lapwings and several Curlew …

14th August 2016

Activity over recent days has largely involved waders, although the first significant warbler dispersal across the area – with Willow Warblers dominating and small numbers of e.g. the commoner Sylvias, as well as increasing numbers of Yellow Wagtails (into low …

11th August 2016

A wader-friendly Dams has attracted a good cast over the last few days, the best of which is a¬†Spotted Redshank today (JL et al.); also currently present are four Dunlin, four Black-tailed Godwits, a Greenshank, a Redshank, 30 Lapwing and …

7th August 2016

After much searching (and several false starts), Filey’s first conclusive Caspian Gull was found within a Larid assemblage just west of the Dams today (MJP, DL). Otherwise, the Dams held two Ringed Plovers, a Greenshank, three Green Sandpipers and a …

6th August 2016

Most of the limited activity over the last couple of days has involved waders at East Lea and (particularly) the Dams, where the first Wood Sandpiper of the season dropped in on 4th. Back-up there has included Green Sandpipers (with …

3rd August 2016

A promising start to the first month of the birding autumn, with a Honey Buzzard east along the North Cliff early this morning (MJP); a Sooty Shearwater and two Manx Shearwaters went north at the Gap, and a Little Ringed …