The day started cold and frosty with a temperature of -1°C as we set off to Filey
on the East coast of Yorkshire.As we went on our way past Otley heading for
York we spotted c75 Curlew in a field near the road but there was no place to stop to
get a snap,also some early mist in this area.
We arrived in good time to Filey Brigg country park a good place for Turnstones as
advised by JC on his Pikey's Pics blog a few weeks ago.The sun was out now as we
went past the reception area there were around 40 Oystercatchers on the grass and
then we spotted 3 Turnstones & so we managed to get some snaps of the bird we came
to see.We then set out for the headland seeing Skylark,Kittiwake & Herring Gull, we
went along the path taking us down the steep slope seeing more Turnstones &
Oystercatchers. At the headland we could see Cormorants & we spotted a Drake
Eider Duck before going back up the steep path. Back on the top as we went back we
were pleased to bump into a couple of Bradford birders who had just seen a Puffin which
they had digiscoped & got a good pic.
As we went back towards the reception we counted 70 Oystercatchers in another grassed
area with a couple more Turnstones, Redshank & 5 Sanderlings. We went down to the beach
and walked on to Filey where we had some lunch,there were several Herring Gulls here.We
then set off to Filey Dams but that report will have to wait.
|Oystercatcher & Turnstones|
|Filey Brigg headland|