Lots of birds around Hoddy Cows Lane Buckton, mainly thrushes, Goldcrests, Reed Buntings, Yellowhammers and finches. A Blackcap and a Mealy Redpoll gave us hope of finding some thing good. Then news broke of a Richards Pipit further up the coast so we strolled up to the field and a large pipit flushed and flew around calling before returning to the field to give decent views. Unfortunatly I didnt manage any photos. On the way back to the car a Peregrine was givin the local pigeons something to worry about. On to Bempton, not much there but Tree Sparrows and a covey of Red-legged Partridge.
Back to Hoddy Cows Lane Buckton where it was obvious that most birds had shipped out over night. However after trudging around for a couple of hours we desided to leave when Steve shouted out RAPTOR, I looked up and shouted ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, camera out and I managed to get several decent images. We rang JB and NC who were down at Flamborough but they didnt connect with the bird. 6 Common Buzzards were then picked up at Danes Dyke with Kestrel and Sparrowhawk also recorded that afternoon.
We then moved on to Filey Brigg where I found a Velvet Scoter in with 9 Common Scoters. Finally 3 Whooper Swans flew south at Dusk.
Off to Scarborough for the reported Dusky Warbler but we dipped out. We did manage 2 adult winter Med Gulls at Holbeck though. Then tried to get on the Brigg but the sea had other ideas so we finnished the trip off at Filey Dams where the usual birds were found. A Common Buzzard was picked up on our way Home.
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