Friday, December 07, 2012

Wintery Scarb......

Adult Med. Gull.

Adult Med. Gull.

Adult Med. Gull.

2nd winter Med. Gull.

Adult Black-headed Gull.

Juvenile Cormorant.

Red-throated Diver.

Female Sparrowhawk.
Carrion Crow.
With the prospect of wintery showers today,Anthony and myself still made the  journey to this superb coastal resort in North Yorkshire.Our plan had been to visit the Med. Gulls at Holbeck and have a look around the harbour,then move on to Filey....unfortunately the weather scuppered these plans with almost continuous snow showers and we stayed put at Scarborough.On the plus side,it gave us the chance to photograph the stunning Med's in the snow and they performed admirably.Today at least 5 birds were seen and these included 4 adults and 1 2nd winter,with 1 adult and the second winter being particularly confiding,allowing some fantastic close views.Other birds seen in the general area of Holbeck car park included a single Perg over and an adult drake Eider on the sea.After filling our boots with photo's of the Med and Black-headed Gulls,we made our way down to the harbour.Highlights down at the harbour consisted of 5 Red-throated Diver and singles of Great-crested Grebe and Guillemot.The Red-throats gave great views and allowed us to get some half decent photos and an interesting piece of behaviour was observed as we watched a Carrion Crow trying to prize open a Cockle and it flew up dropping it to smash it open..Superb.So it was a tad cold today but still an enjoyable visit to this great part of the world.

No comments:

Post a comment