We had a run out to the RSPB reserve at Blacktoft Sands near Goole today where it was
sunny to start the day but clouded over towards lunch time,the temperature was 13°C.There
was a decent selection of birds still around with one of my favourites the Avocet being here in
good numbers.Many of them were nesting & there was a distant view of a couple of chicks.
There was still a few waterfowl birds including Gadwall,Shoveler,Tufted Duck,Shelduck,Pochard
& Little Grebe.There was also a good number of BH Gulls with varying ages of chicks,Grey Herons
& Cormorants were also present.It was also good to see the Marsh Harriers flying low over the Reed
beds giving some good views.There were good numbers of Swift flying all around the lagoons,a good
number of the birds we saw were also in good voice especially Sedge Warbler,White Throat,Dunnock
& Reed Bunting.There was a Hare having a snooze in a distant field, as we left we stopped to have a
at look at the Tree Sparrows on the feeders rounding the morning off well.
|Hare having a snooze|
|Marsh Harrier over Blacktoft Sands|