Friday, 18 April 2014

Past Week!

A few highlights from the last week, the obvious one being the Crag Martin at Flamborough on Friday, absolutely quality! Watched it for about 10 minutes before drifting south with a Swallow, however it returned and was seen up until Sunday morning! No photos unfortunately, but here are a few photos from Bempton Cliffs: 

 Classic Gannets!

On Monday, I returned to the patch, and found SPP and DH looking over the wetland, little did I know they were looking at an absolute mega for St. Mary's. There was a PAIR OF COOTS on the wetland!! I was also told they were mating, which could suggest the first ever breeding record of Coot at St. Mary's! I also got 4 White Wagtails, 30+ Sandwich Terns, a Grey Plover and 3 Bar-Tailed Godwits flew north.


Then yesterday, I went back down and heard my first Gropper of the year! Possibly my favourite song of all time, and it showed wonderfully!

  Grasshopper Warbler
White Wagtail

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ferruginous Duck!!

Panic hit me on Sunday afternoon as a report of a probable Ferruginous Duck came through from Gosforth Park, and after confirmation this morning, I had a trip along there this afternoon, and connected within minutes! Showed well from the Pyle Hide for 20 minutes before flying onto the smaller pond.

 Ferruginous Duck
Firecrest from St. Mary's last week!