Sunday, 29 December 2013

This cracking Firecrest is currently residing at The Mere, Scarborough - John Harwood

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Male Two-barred Crossbill at Broomhead today - John Hewitt
Male Two-barred Crossbill at Broomhead today - John Hewitt
The Ivory Gull looking bored - Rich Willison. No wonder its not been seen today.
John Hewitt
Rich Willison
Added to many a Yorkshire list - John Hewitt
Including two of the Taylor family!

And the odd Spurn list too (taken at Sammy's Point, Easington) John Hewitt

More of the amazing Grey Phalarope at Hornsea - Rich Willison
Rich Willison

Monday, 16 December 2013

Ivory towers!

The Ivory Gull at Patrington Haven today - All photos - Rich Willison
Found late afternoon yesterday (and reported by fisherman at Easington Gas terminal previously) this is the first Yorkshire record since one at Saltburn from 31st Jan - 8th Feb 1986. Those quick-off-the-mark to add it to their list yesterday included high rankers Mick Turton, Ian Smith and Alan Whitehead.
There have only been three previous modern day Yorkshire records, the other two (in addition to the Saltburn bird) both at Hornsea Mere (1st Feb 1971 & 25th Jan 1976). Like the Patrington bird all others have been first-winters. Grateful observers to add it to their tally today included the photographer Rich Willison, Gary Dayes and Pete Wragg.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

A fine sequence of Grey Phal' shots from Hornsea Mere this week - Rich Willison