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RE: Filey


Fri 20th - Mon 23rd Oct.

Few days in Filey on one of those Haven deals, atrocious eye of the storm weather when we arrived, Saturday was better and Sunday was warm and sunny.

Of note
- 1 Long-tailed Duck in Filey Bay
- 1 large dark imm Skua (likely Pomarine)
- 1 poss Caspian Gull flyby but I had to let it go
- quite a few Redwings over all weekend
- literally 100s of Pink-footed over
- 1 Guillemot with intriguing plumage features that resembled the Northern s
subspecies aalge but there is probably so much overlap that would render it near impossible to separate

A 1st w Red-headed Bunting turned up at Flamborough a few miles away but with varying reports of flown off and back again I didnt try for it

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Bit breezy but dry.

Total for today 47 species.

Highlights:

1 Red-throated Diver ( plus at least 2 more at Flamborough)
1 Red-necked Grebe - close in

Leucistic Knot among the waders on the clifftop.

Nearby:

C 12 Tree Sparrows Filey Dams
C100 Pinkfeet coming to feed in fields near Head Farm, Flamborough
1 Barn Owl (very pale) hunting between the coast and Head Farm

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Today, 11.40 - 13.45, Weather overcast

First visit to Filey Brigg - up to high tide we found Meadow Pipit, Eider, Turnstone, Gannet, Dunlin, Knot, Kittiwake, Guillemot and Sandwich Tern, also had Oyster Catchers over accompanied by a single Whimbrel. We also found the bird went to see the immature King Eider - a life time first for me but as a "big brown job" it was slightly disappointing and probably only just about worth getting a good soaking from an incoming wave hitting the rocks biggrin.gif - and so to Bempton...

-- Edited by sid ashton on Friday 23rd of July 2010 10:44:48 AM

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