15 Jan

15/1/17 Sunday morning headed for Scarborough with RL and ML.


Scarborough Harbour

Started at the harbour where we quickly picked up one each of the Black-necked Grebes and Great Northern Divers currently present.


Great Northern Diver in Scarborough Harbour


Black-necked Grebe in Scarborough Harbour

Soon had the second diver, the two occasionally surfacing close together. Walked round to the other side of the harbour where the we located the second grebe.


Cormorants in Scarborough Harbour.

Near the bridge added a approachable Rock Pipit.


Rock Pipit at Scarborough harbour

Looking out the sea had a juvenile Glaucous Gull in flight.


Glaucous Gull off Scarborough Harbour

On the sideway added Shag, with the Cormorants.


Shag and Cormorant in Scarborough Harbour

Moved to Marine Drive, parking near Albert Park Cafe. Initially couldn’t locate any Black Redstarts until we met up with a local birder who had just been watching one with two Stonechat nearby.


Black Redstart on Marine Drive, Scarborough


Stonechat on Marine Drive, Scarborough

Finally went to Scalby Mills car park where a juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the rocks but usually obscured by other gulls.



Glaucous Gull with Herring Gulls at Scalby Mills, Scarborough

Year List:- 101


One Response to “Scarborough”


  1. 2017 in 12 pictures | Erich's birding and biking blog - January 2, 2018

    […] 5. Scarborough A day of winter birding with plenty to see. […]

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