Friday, 17 October 2014

Redcar Tarn

Friday 17th October p.m.
 A report from my dad who visited Redcar Tarn this afternoon.With an afternoon to spare I
arrived at Redcar Tarn with the sun shining & temperature of 15.5°C.There were the usual
large number of birds present, it was good to see the return of a number of Goosanders &
also to bump into a fellow BOG birder.He told me that one of the Goosanders had been
reported as a Juvenile Red-breasted Merganser, this meant having to look a lot closer at the
Goosanders.There was one which stood out from the rest having a longer thinner bill which
I think is the Red-breasted Merganser Juvenile,see what you think from the pictures below.
There was also a large flock of Lapwings which moved around between the surrounding fields.
c75 - BH Gulls
15 - Canadas
4 - Common Gull
10 - Coot
14 - Goosander
c150 -Lapwing
5 - LBB Gull
c100 - Mallard
6 - Muscovy
3 - Pied Wagtail
1 - Juvenile Red-breasted Merganser
10 - Tufted Duck
Plus other Common Species


LBB Gull

Tufted Duck

Juvenile Red-breasted Merganser

BH Gull & RB Merganser

Goosander,RB Merganser & BH Gull

Goosander & RB Merganser


Redcar Tarn 17/10/2014


  1. Nice one Nigel, not an easy bird to find.

  2. Thanks, just pleased I could pick it out from the Goosanders, would have missed it without the tip from BOG fellow birders.