Monthly Archives: January 2017

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31st January 2017

The month drew to a close with more of the same quality themes still at play: namely more White-fronted Geese – with one north at the Gap on 28th (WS) and 12 at Primrose Valley in 30th (JD & TGD) …

27th January 2017

Two White-fronted Geese were with the ferals at Primrose Valley today (DL), with a Chiffchaff also in the same area, 25 Sanderlings on the beach, a Blue Fulmar went south (JS) and a male Pochard and four Shovelers were at …

22nd January 2016

Highlights over the last few days have included (from today backwards) 18 Barnacle Geese, an unseasonal Manx Shearwater and a Goosander south plus two Great Northern Divers and five Harbour Porpoise off North Cliff today, two Scaup went south yesterday …

17th January 2016

A generally dull and nondescript midwinter day produced a nice surprise in the shape of a Water Pipit at East Lea this morning (MJP) – a less than annual species which is almost unheard of here in winter. Two flocks …

14th January 2016

  Just as cold (but lacking the gale-force winds, storm surge and varied precipitation), today’s moderate west-north-west wind brought mainly sunshine and even more pleasingly a hatful of Glaucous Gulls to the area. A minimum of five (although likely six …

13th Jan 2017

  A day of very strong north-westerly winds, wintry showers (and heavy snow around dawn) and a very potent storm surge made for challenging but ultimately productive conditions today. The morning, was quiet bird-wise (in sharp contrast to the weather), …

9th January 2016

Notable highlights today included a second-year Glaucous Gull north-west on an otherwise uneventful sea-watch this morning (JS), and two Bean Geese over the town in the afternoon. The Snow Bunting remains on Carr Naze.

8th January 2017

Two teams partook in the annual Michael Clegg bird race today, and as is often the case, turned up a decent bird or two – this year in the shape of 10 Waxwings heading west at the Bay (WS, GS, …

7th January 2017

Waxwings were the bird of the day today, with three (a two and a one) through at East Lea (DL) and two on the Pastures estate (SB). Otherwise, East Lea & the Dams continue to hold two Chiffchaffs and three …

5th January 2017

Happy new year from all of us here at Filey Bird Observatory & Group! It’s been an uneventful festive period birdwise, with a 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull past the Gap this morning (KC) being the pick, as well as …