Saturday, January 4, 2014

Scarborough leftovers

A busy, generally non-birding start to the new year, hence a lack of activity here; still, a few shots worth posting from the Scarborough area recently. A couple of weeks back, we had an excellent day in the forests which included suitably tame Fieldfares and Waxwings (amongst many other winter passerines), as well as a bullet of a Goshawk, which shot past us in hunting mode at head height.

And from yesterday in the harbour, between courses (chips and ice cream, obviously) and with a couple of minutes to spare, this long-staying Great Northern Diver: