24th October

Singles of both Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes were in the bay off the Brigg this afternoon, where there were also three Great Crested Grebes, 10 Red-throated Divers and 15 Common Scoters; two Goldeneye, a Bonxie and an Arctic Skua passed by in the morning, a dark-bellied Brent Goose was on the Brigg and a Twite was on Carr Naze. 

Small Copper, Filey in today’s sunshine (Judith Henley)

A further four Twite were with the Linnet flock in the Rocket Pole Field, where there was also a Stonechat; four Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler were in Top Scrub. 130 Pink-footed Geese, a Little Gull, 33 Fieldfare and 35 Redwings were the best of vismig at the Gap. 

Yesterday (23rd), two Great Northern Divers and a Red-breasted Merganser were off the Gap, with another Merganser, six Arctic Skuas, 11 Bonxies, an Arctic Tern and six Manx Shearwaters passing the Brigg. 

Small Tortoiseshell, Filey in today’s sunshine (Judith Henley)