Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Birthday Birding - Scarborough

Black Necked Grebe

Sixty one years ago, the world became a much better (but noisier) place when a small bundle of joy bounced crying and screaming into life! The crying and screaming has remained with me as most of you will know!!

Today dawned bright and pleasant, a day to increase the years bird list and what better place to achieve this than Scarborough? I started the morning on Marine Drive looking for Black Redstart and of course, not finding one! Still, the harbour is always good and today it held two Black Necked Grebes, a Grey Heron and a Great Northern Diver. A Peregrine graced the cliffs below Scarborough Castle.

Black Necked Grebe

Grey Heron

Great Northern Diver


A drive around to the south beach area provided two Long Tailed Ducks and a Velvet Scoter, but scope views only due to distance.

Holbeck is always good for Mediterranean Gulls and today I met 3LAN!

I had hoped to see Bean Geese that had been reported on Seamer Carr but as usual, I had left it too late and was left to admire a green field with a few Gulls on it!

Overall, a good morning "Birthday Birding"!


Mike Attwood said...

Hi Kevin, You brought back memories, I used to spend my holidays there during the war. It was a great place for wildlife even then.

Kevin Groocock said...

I'm glad it brought back memories. Despite it's busy nature, there is still a place for wildlife. I love Scarborough.