Monthly Archives: April 2017

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30th April 2017

A Turtle Dove west over East Lea this morning (MJP) at least ensures this species makes it into another Filey Bird & Wildlife report next year. A strong day for visible migration – particularly of waders, terns and wildfowl along …

24th April 2017

More headline news from Hunmanby Gap, where a Red-rumped Swallow went south early on this morning (KC, NC), as did a Corn Bunting; otherwise visible migration in the first couple of hours was reasonable there and at Gristhorpe Bay, where …

21st April 2017

Another excellent morning for visible migration, with Hunmanby Gap once again rewarding dedicated efforts and Gristhorpe Bay beginning to yield interesting results and records. Bird of the day was an adult female Montagu’s Harrier which drifted north inland at the …

20th April 2017

Another good morning for the visible migration watchers at either end of our recording area, with an Osprey along the cliffs and south-east early on at Gristhorpe Bay (MJP) and a Marsh Harrier north at the Gap and then Gristhorpe …

17th April 2017

A quieter week than others of late, with high pressure and winds from the northerly sector equalling lesser returns re: incoming migrants in recent days. Visible migration studies at Hunmanby Gap continue to provide plenty of interest, with highlights of …

10th April 2017

Another busy few days, although today was somewhat quieter, with seven Wheatears (six Carr Naze, one Gap) the most notable record. Yesterday (9th) saw a Firecrest at the Dams (please contact us if it you’re the observer who photographed the …

6th April 2017

The action continues over the last couple of days, with highlights today of a Green Woodpecker (locally very rare) briefly on Carr Naze and a Hooded Crow in the Top Fields (DL), Snow Bunting and Marsh Harrier north at Gristhorpe …

3rd April 2017

A busy start to the new month, with 2nd calendar-year Glaucous and Mediterranean Gulls off the Brigg on 1st (MA), when visible migration included a very early Yellow Wagtail over long Lane and 222 Linnets, two Bramblings, two Crossbills, two …