Thursday, 10 November 2016

Monday 7 November 2016

The biggest surprise of the day was the discovery of an Eastern Black Redstart by Chris Bull, who fortunately managed to get a couple of photographs, at the southern end of Cayton Bay. Another unexpected visitor today was a Cory’s Shearwater which was seen flying north off Long Nab at 08.05, also Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Eider, 3 Velvet Scoter, 58 Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 34 Little Gulls, 3 Pomarine Skuas and 14 Little Auks. The first Waxwing flock in our area this year was seen on Foresters Court, where 24 birds were seen before being spooked by a Peregrine at 13.50 and flying off north. On the limits of our recording area another 20+ Waxwings were seen in Recreation Road in Pickering, these birds were actually outside our area but could be seen from the boundary. Another group of about 30 birds were also seen today in Pickering. The Black-necked Grebe was still in the harbour and 13 Goosander were off Scalby Mills at dusk. Finally a Little Auk recovered from Flamborough was brought to the Sea Life Centre by Mark Thomas, let's hope it returns to full health.

Eastern Black Redstart - Cayton Bay - Chris Bull

Eastern Black Redstart - Cayton Bay - Chris Bull  
Little Auk - Mark Thomas

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