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 three Med Gulls and two Velvet Scoters past the Brigg (JS, JB, CW). Long-stayers include both the Red-necked Grebe and the Velvet Scoter in the bay, a Snow Bunting on Carr Naze throughout and the Black Redstart until 30th, while a Merlin went south at the Gap on Christmas Day (GS, WS).

Rock Pipit on the Brigg this afternoon (Mark Pearson)

Rock Pipit on the Brigg this afternoon (Mark Pearson)