Monday, February 24, 2014

Filey, mid-February 2014


Apologies for being somewhat neglectful of these pages recently; excuses range from being swamped with writing commitments to limited time spent in the field of late. Still, barring cold-weather movements or northerly gales, it is the time of year to take care of as much other business as possible, much of which will bear fruit in the year ahead, so arguably I've got my priorities right for once.


I've still managed to have a whip around pretty much every day, whether to check the bay from the promenade (thankfully on most days, usually near high tide), to walk the beach and the bay with the Mrs, to check the wildfowl at the Dams and East Lea, or to check the passerines in the top fields. Nothing outrageously unexpected, but as ever plenty to enjoy, including these Skylarks from the stubbles and Snow Buntings on Carr Naze.....



This Slavonian Grebe, playing hide-and-seek (and usually winning) in the bay.....



.... plenty of Pink-feet heading north or knocking around, like this bird - one of two hanging out with the ferals presently....


.... and lots of common stuff in the bay, including Guillemots....


..... and Razorbills.