Saturday, February 20, 2010

Filey Brigg...

Another visit today up to this great Yorkshire coastal site,after Nige did a great job of negotiating the treacherous roads,got us several good birds through the day.The best of which was 2 Great-northern Diver,1 passing by north and 1,an adult which fed off the end of the brigg,giving fairly good views of this superb monster diver,which at times was hard to keep tabs of in the big swell today.In the same area,there was a single female Velvet Scoter watched feeding and loafing with a mixed flock of Common Scoter and Eider and gave good views.Also present from our previous,recent visits where the super Long-tailed Ducks,which gave nice views as they dived for food in the rough water near to the end of the brigg,later being seen in the calmer water off the side of the brigg and where watched dozing in the lovely afternoon sunshine.Other species observed today included the afore mentioned Eider,with 41 being seen,at least 15 Red-throated Diver,31 Common Scoter and at least 20 Purple Sandpiper,which gave great views,lovely little waders!.Just as we where about to leave i saw a raptor chasing something over the bay,it was a cracking Peregrine and was watched chasing a Bar-tailed Godwit,the Godwit finally escaping,a great spectacle to watch!.The only other bird of note seen today was a single Barn Owl at Speeton.A great day out in some nice weather at last.

No comments:

Post a comment