East Coast Trip 6th October

You might think it would have been crazy to go out birding in the dire weather this morning, but four of us (Peter, Neil, Noel and myself) braved it and headed east to Flamborough. We had a great day with a large fall of birds, some of which we witnessed coming in off the sea. Amid several hundred Redwings and Song Thrushes, we saw Velvet Scoter, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Bramblings, a comical Jack Snipe, Ring Ouzels, Yellow-browed Warblers and best of all a stonking male Red-breasted Flycatcher in Old Fall.

There is a little write-up here: http://birdingdad.blogspot.com/2019/10/york-birding-club-trip-6th-october-wet.html with a few pics and a video of the bouncing Jack Snipe.

Jono Leadley