Thursday, 27 September 2012

More from Flamborough: I love this place!

Headed over to Flamborough again this evening, much much quieter than yesterday, though I didn't cover the exact same area as I wanted to explore a few different places.  Did manage the following though:

5 Redstart
3 Whinchat
3 Lesser Whitethroat
3 Garden Warbler
1 Blackcap (male)
1 Willow Warbler
1 Chiffchaff
2 Wheatear
86 'Alba' Wagtail
35 Meadow Pipit
4 Swallow
1 Barn Owl
1 Kestrel
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Song Thrush
5 Siskin
1 Golden Plover
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Reed Bunting

Plus the usual Tree Sparrow, Linnet, Goldfinch, Yellowhammer etc.  Didn't take too many pics today but here's some of them... and one from yesterday that I really like!


Lesser Whitethroat 

Song Thrush 

 Whinchat (and Sheep)

Just the Whinchat

Barn Owl 

Barn Owl 

Red-breasted Flycatcher - really like this photo! One of 3 found yesterday, this individual would come to within 10 feet of us and at one time flew straight out at me to catch a midge! Not as crazy as the Spotted Flycatcher that took on a dragonfly!

Back in the local area we're rapidly sinking under water! Should be good for Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks for the local area year-listers in the next few days!  Decent flock of waders/gulls forming near Elvington where had several hundred Lapwing, 80 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff and a 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull.  Today the waders had increase to 200 Golden Plover, 560 Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 3 Dunlin and best of all 2 Grey Plovers! Definitely one to keep an eye on!

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