Saturday, 29 November 2014

East York's Coast 29 - 11 - 14

With Jacqui over visiting for a long weekend we decided on today we would visit the coast seeing as she was missing the sea,with Mandy arriving we was all set and on our way our first port of call being Grindale for the RL Buzzard but no sign of any raptors apart from a single Sparrowhawk being mobbed by the corvids.
So we headed off for Flamborough head here I settled down out of the wind and watch whilst Mandy and Jacqui went off doing their own thing but missed out on about 6 Little Auk,2 Common Scotor and a flock of 4 Eider 1 Male and 3 Female but did manage the usual suspects and Mandy spotted a Little Auk just getting up off the sea,after a hour or so we had to settle for a coffee in the cafe.
We then headed back for round 2 with the RL Buzzard but again no sign and then made our way up to Scarborough calling in at Holbeck for the Mediterranean Gull with 3 birds present and then headed down to the harbour where we picked up Cormorant,Shag and Guillemot in the actual harbour,walking around the harbour we stopped to photograph the Turnstones and just off the outer wall I spotted a Red-throated Diver which swam round and came in to the harbour which was nice.
With time getting on we grabbed a drink and food and made our way back to the car just as the Warden was putting a ticket on the car next to us !!!
A great day had by all I'm sure Jacqui will miss us over here but I'm also sure she will be back for more
Hope you enjoyed your stay Jacqui

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