Saturday, October 5, 2013

Filey, 28th Sep - 5th Oct 2013

Snipe, Dams

As alluded to in the last post, sustained easterlies at the perfect time of year aren't necessarily followed by migration-induced ecstacy, and unfortunately - despite the arrows pointing roughly in / from the right directions - the last week resolutely failed to produce the goods.

Pale-bellied Brent on the Brigg

Plenty of toil for limited returns, and barely worth breaking down into a daily digest despite long sessions on the patch each day; in short, the highlights were several Jack Snipe, a Snow Bunting, a new Yellow-brow (Church Ravine, 3rd), lots of Bramblings, small influxes of commoner migrants (Song Thrushes, Chaffinches, Robins, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs), odd skeins of Pink-feet and, well, not a lot else.

Dozing waders on the Brigg


Bling-festooned Turnstone

Not everybody wanted rain

Dunlin, Carr Naze pond