Saturday, 18 February 2012

Redcar Tarn

Saturday 18th February p.m.
A windy morning with heavy rain meant my birding was delayed until early this afternoon,
when we reached Redcar Tarn it was still windy but the sun was shining with a temperature
of 4°C. It was good to see all the ice had gone, there were 24 Greylags still here with the 12
Canadas and the 21 Tufted Ducks had their heads down facing away from the strong wind.
As we walked round we saw three House Sparrows in the trees that surround the Tarn, an
unusual species for this site.BH Gulls were present in large numbers with 8 Common Gulls
and 1 LBB Gull,along with c30 Coots an c125 Mallards. We also saw the 3 Muscovy Ducks
and 4 Rooks.
LBB Gull stretching its wings

LBB Gull

Greylag Geese

Tufted Ducks keeping their heads down

Canada and Greylag Geese

An ice free Redcar Tarn

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