Sunday, November 18, 2012

Filey, 6th - 18th November 2012

All quiet on the eastern front, with the last fortnight providing few surprises locally; sadly no particularly encouraging weather conditions or late surges of migration, and little in the way of winter specialities as yet. Merlins, Short-eared Owls and Woodcock on the land, and Long-tailed Duck, Goldeneyes and Great Northern Diver at sea have been the pick.

Still, it's increasingly quiet (and bleakly beautiful), and daily wanders along the beach, Brigg, cliffs, and in fields and woods are a therefore an increasing pleasure. And, although calm at the moment, the bay will doubtless provide as the winter sets in; and then there's the sea when the winds dictate.....

A Shag on the Brigg

Great Spotted Woodpecker in Church Ravine

Dunlin in the bay corner