Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Filey Brigg 15-9-12

With places booked with the Barton area group of Lincs wildlife trust for Jacqui and meyself to spend the day at Filey.
We set off for Far Ings early where we was all to meet,so this gave us a chance to look for the returning Fudge duck which we only had poor views looking into the sun,so we spent a hour scanning the Humber picking out 2 Turnstone which came onto the foreshore a FI tick for me.
With the trust members arriving we set off for Filey arriving around 10.30,my main target was to be Purple Sandpiper thanks to Steve Routledge and his blog I knew that some were present before hand,this would be a great bird for Jacqui as it took me over 20 years to see these gorgeous birds.
We did manage to see 2 of these out on the Brigg along with Turnstone,Knot,Oystercarcher,Dunlin,Ringed Plover and Redshank being our waders for the day.A number of Sandwich Tern spent the day fishing and being noisy,with Gannets flying by all day long but mostly in the distance with Fulmar also being present.
With lunch time approaching we headed back to the cars for a feed and watering before heading along the cliff tops with plenty of Linnet and Meadow Pipit being present a single Wheatear sat for a very short time.
A great day out as I love nothing more than being on a coast birding

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