Monthly Archives: November 2018

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30th November 2018

A Great Northern Diver and 54 Red-throated Divers were the best of the sea this morning, with the Velvet Scoter still in the bay, two Snow Buntings still on Carr Naze and four little Gulls still off the seafront. At …

28th November 2018

At the Dams, a Goosander and a Black-tailed Godwit joined the long-staying Kingfisher, up to eight Snow Buntings are in the carr Naze area, while on the sea, a Little Gull and a Grey Plover went south and limited wildfowl …

26th November 2018

The Black Guillemot remained faithful to the south side of Carr Naze all day today, while four Snow Buntings frequented the latter, the Kingfisher was still at the Dams, while an Arctic and two Great Skuas were the best of …

25th November 2018

A day of brisk north-easterlies brought a Black Guiillemot to the south side of the Brigg this afternoon – a just about annual visitor, Black Guillemots do sometimes stick around and the Brigg  / bay corner may hold the bird …

24th November 2018

A male Snow Bunting came in and dropped onto Carr Naze briefly before heading south, while off the the Brigg, over a hundred Red-throated and a single Great Northern Diver were present or passing, an adult little Gull fed and …

23rd November 2018

A Bittern was seen briefly in the reedbed at the back of the Dams late morning, where there were also two Water Rails, a Jack Snipe and a Chiffchaff. Another Chiffchaff was a East Lea, while off the Brigg, four …

21st November 2018

A quiet sea produced two Goldeneye among slim pickings today, with the Kingfisher still at the Dams. Also at the Dams yesterday (20th) were two Chiffchaffs, two Mute Swans, eight Curlew, 65 Wigeon, 50 Teal, a Shoveler and two argentatus …

18th November 2018

A quiet day today with a Mediterranean Gull and at least five Little Gulls feeding off Hunmanby Gap and two Barnacle Geese at Filey Fields Farm. Yesterday (17th), a Mealy Redpoll was among birds trapped and ringed in Top Scrub, …

16th November 2018

Murky, mild conditions with south-easterly winds encouraged late autumn movements today, with incoming totals at Carr Naze including two Waxwings, 327 Blackbirds, 86 Fieldfares, 273 Redwings and 18 Song Thrushes, while passage over the sea included a Great Northern and …

15th November 2018

The Black-throated Diver remained in the bay off the Brigg, where 26 Red-throated Divers, two Gadwall, a Little Gull and an Arctic Skua passed in the morning. /a /manx Shearwater and a Pomarine Skua did likewise yesterday (14th), when a …

13th November 2018

A memorable day at the Obs with our second BB rarity of the year (after the Coues’s Arctic Redpoll a couple of weeks ago) in the shape of a Pallid Swift feeding over the Brigg early afternoon before heading south-east …

12th November 2018

A Velvet Scoter, a Little Gull and a Great Northern Diver passed the Brigg, 26Purple Sandpipers were on it, 50 Skylarks and 26 Golden Pover went south over Carr Naze, seven Whooper Swans went south at the Gap (with another …

9th November 2018

A Firecrest was along the western hedge of the Tip today, while totals there and along North Cliff combined included 13 Goldcrests, 105 Tree Sparrows, 193 Linnets, three Stonechats, 63 Skylarks, 10 Grey Partridge and 13 Reed Buntings. 34 Redwing, …

6th November 2018

A quiet couple of days, today’s highlights being a late Whimbrel over and a few Redwings and two Woodcock in Top Scrub this morning, another Woodcock on Carr Naze, and a Curlew and a Black-tailed Godwit still at the Dams. …

4th November 2018

A generally quiet start to the month, although a Rough-legged Buzzard over the west of the town on 2nd maintains our annual strike rate recently of this rare winter immigrant. Otherwise, a Lapland Bunting went through the Gap on 1st, …