No ringing due to the strong winds from the West! So a few hours at Flamborough with a bit of seawatching and a wonder around the headland.
Sea foam drifting across the headland
Our couple of hours seawatching produced 4 Little Auks and single Manx and Sooty Shearwaters, along with the usual sea birds. The wonder around the headland was pretty quite.
Monday 25 October
Allowed us to get in a ringing session with Peter Dunn at Filey. We did 24 birds plus 3 re-traps; 3 Blackbirds, 8 Blue Tits, 3 Great Tits, 5 Long-tailed Tits, a single Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Redpolls and 2 Tree Sparrows. I annoyingly missed the fly over Hawfinch whilst collecting the bacon sandwiches.
A visit to the Brigg pm produced five Purple Sandpipers and a flock (70) of Common Scoter and six Eiders.
Tuesday 26 October
Wind and rain from the west.
Wednesday 27 October.
Due to the forecast showing no change in the wind direction or strength it was decided to head back south, as even the birding was potentially uneventful.