Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Flamborough Head, East Yorks - 17th - 20th October 2009 - absolutely jack











A fourth and final coastal soiree for autumn 2009 - after several days at Flamborough in early Sep, Portland mid-Sep, St. Agnes for two weeks up until mid Oct - and a final roll of the die for a dramatic fall or a grade-A self-find. Dream on (until 2010 - and escaping western Europe several times at least)....

A few regulation bits and pieces - Snow and Lapland Buntings, late warblers, limited skua and shearwater movements on the sea, a confiding Jack Snipe at Head Farm, trapped Firecrest and Brambling in the gardens - were somewhat meagre returns for south-easterlies in mid-Oct on the cape. Just don't mention the Radde's just before, Dusky just after, and Bluetail up the road at Bempton the following day....