5th January 2018

5th – At Gristhorpe Bay, eight Snow Buntings, 92 Skylarks, three Stonechats, 158 Curlews on the reef. Also 42 Red-throated Divers, which in addition to a count of 178 from Filey Bay, equals 210 in total. A total of 470 Pink-feet north this morning over the area in five flocks, and a single still with ferals at the Dams, where there were two Scandinavian Herring Gulls, two Coot and a singing Goldcrest. Three Great Northern Divers remain on the bay side of the Brigg.

Stonechat Gristhorpe Bay (Mark Pearson)

4th – a Blue Fulmar on the seawatch.

3rd – 12 Scandinavian Herring Gulls at the Dams (plus three Shoveler, two Water Rails, a Chiffchaff and eight Tufted Ducks there), three Mute Swans over the town and at the Dams, 620 Herring Gulls in the bay roost. 

Curlews, Gristhorpe Reef (Mark Pearson)