posted by Justin Carr. The past few Weeks have been pretty good for birding on the coast from Hornsea upto Scarborough. With a few Rarities and and a good supporting cast of scarce birds thrown in. with influxes of wild geese and Owls.
Here’s a few pics from the last few weeks.
3 Richards pipits have been a popular attraction at North Landing Flambrough mostly frequenting the same weedy field just east of the car park and at the time of writing still present. Richards pipits in recent years seem to be overwintering in increasing numbers especially on the coast.
supporting cast came in the shape of this one of my favorite birds a Peregrine. i was really happy to capture this shot as it sailed by.
Also manged to capture this Kestrel hanging in the updraft of the cliffs it was a rather breezy day ( we seem to have had a lot of them lately ).
Apparently vole numbers have crashed this winter this would account for the influx of owls into the UK most notably Short eared owls. if you live near any landscaped pit tips you have good chance of picking one of these stunners up. this bird took up residence on the grassy slopes along North bay Scarbrough and was remarkably confiding, after many dog walkers came and went the owl got up for a fly around then astonishingly came to land about 5 meters away
I have made a few trips to Hornsea mere but as is often the case there the good birds where rather distant and imposible to photograph, a shame as there has been regular sightings of Red necked and Slavonian Grebes as well as Long tailed Duck and a brief Kumlins Gull. i have included the Mute Swan well because i rather like it in the fading evening light.
And last but not least a immature Drake Surf scoter has took a liking to filey bay, on both occasions it to was to distant for anything other than a record shot.
so instead i thought i would post this surfer just to show you you can Digiscope more than just wildlife.
all images Digiscoped on a Swarovski ATX 85. GOOD Digiscoping!!