Continuing our report from our visit to Filey after our lunch we moved from
Filey Brigg country park to Filey Dams on the outskirts of the town. This is a
Nature Reseve run by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust which has two bird hides & a
viewing screen overlooking the lake & ponds.From the first hide we saw Teal,
Canadas,Tufted Duck,Herring Gull,Great Black-backed Gull,BH Gull,Coots,
Moorhen,Tufted Duck & the highlight a distant Slavonian Grebe.We decided
to move to the second hide which was closer to the S.Grebe, coming out of the
hide looking through the viewing screen we got a good view of some Tree
Sparrows. The second hide gave us a good view of the S.Grebe & we managed
to get a few snaps.We also saw on the island several Redshank which were spooked
by something giving us chance to count 18 of them as they flew into a nearby field.
We went back to the car & headed home passing the Harewood estate where we
counted 6 Red Kite overhead as we drove along the A659 road towards Pool, a
good end to a great day out.