We started the morning off on an overcast Harden Moor with a temperature of 9°C where
there were plenty birds around.It was difficult to ID some of them as they disappeared in to trees
& bushes now in full leaf.The Cuckoo was seen & heard in the distance then later it flew by pursued
by two other small birds probably Mipits.There was a very vocal Sony Thrush & we also saw Mistle
Thrush & a Little Owl flew out of a tree as we approached.The Sand Martins were still present with
others seen being Bullfinch,Linnet,Willow Warbler & Wren.Difficult for taking snaps in the poor light
so I have added a couple I took here in last weeks sunshine.
We then moved over to Redcar Tarn where there were BH Gulls & a LBB Gull,Coots,Mallards,
Canadas & Tufted Ducks on the water,a little brighter here with a temperature of 10.5°C.Skylarks
& Lapwings were in the surrounding fields, & at the small pond we could see four Moorhen chicks.
We also got a distant view of a small bird which we thought might be Sedge Warbler but we were not certain, we did get a distant snap.We also had a fly over of two Oystercatchers & a couple of Swifts
were overhead & Swallows were over the water.
|BH Gull 1st summer|
|female Mallard with three chicks|
|possible Sedge Warbler|
|Linnet taken on Harden Moor last week|
|Song Thrush taken last week was very vocal again this morning|
|BH Gull 1st Summer taken at Redcar Tarn 24/5/2014|