Category Archives: Flamborough

Pallid Swift Identification

under pressure by Martin G. I think this is my first ever solo observer ‘rarity’ record. Of course it would go and involve a species that’s reckoned to be one of the trickiest identification challenges in British birding. A briefly … Continue reading

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Daurian Shrike at Flamborough

and Identification of First Winters by Martin G. It’s a privilege to live at Flamborough near some very keen and capable birders. I was reminded of this last Tuesday morning. I arrived back from Shetland on the Monday evening (14th) … Continue reading

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Icterine Warbler

in Autumn Flamborough 24 Sept. 2013 Just celebrating great birds. I have looked and listened and looked for that first Yellow-browed Warbler of my autumn. None yet, Just Chiffchaffs, fly over Lapland Bunting, odd Willow Warblers, in-off Snipes and rare … Continue reading

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juvenile Baltic Gull

and the identification challenge by Martin G. 1cy Baltic Gull, Ashdod, Israel, 7th October 2011 by Amir Ben Dov. Check out that underwing! (with grateful thanks to Chris Gibbins, Ian Lewington, Mark Golley, Yoav Perlmand, Amir Ben Dov, Brett Richards … Continue reading

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3 Caspian Gulls: 4 Days

cachfest at Flannelboro Flamborough has, I think, prior to 2013, 3  records, but 5 so far this year and 4 of them since 11th September (last 11 days): one 2nd winter and 4 juvenile/fist winters. WOW! Found this new juv./first … Continue reading

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First winter Caspian Gull at Flamborough

and 1cy Yellow-legged Gull… by Martin G POSTSCRIPT: Now 2 first year Caspian Gulls on outer head at Flamborough (5:00 pm on 19th Sept.) …and the first Northern ‘argentatus’ Herring Gull of the autumn. Fearful of being type caste 😦 , … Continue reading

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Help with Mystery Small Gull

Mediterranean X Common Gull? by Martin G. Flamborough 13th September 2013 Wind only just turned NW as I arrived at 7:00 am for a couple hours of seawatching. Not enough to produce a much in the skua/shearwater realm. However, higher … Continue reading

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