Thursday, 28 October 2010

Yorkshire ringing week - 23 to 30 October 2010

Sunday 24 October

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.

 Tree Sparrow

Lesser Redpoll

 A visit to the Brigg pm produced five Purple Sandpipers and a flock (70) of Common Scoter and six Eiders.

 Turnstone bathing

Filey Brigg

 Purple Sandpipers

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.