I drove East today along the M62 to North Cave Wetlands a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Reserve.It was bright & sunny on my arrival with a temperature of 8°C, the first birds seen were Willow Warbler & Blackcap both singing but camera shy.I walked round the lakes stopping off at various hides along the way getting some good views of the many birds on the reserve.The most numerous being very noisy BH Gulls over a 1,000 spread out across the reserve.Some to mention are Shelduck, Shoveler, Teal,Gadwall,Oystercatcher,Cormorant,Lapwing,Gt Crested Grebe,Little Grebe & Sand Martin.
There is a track that runs through the reserve & on the other side the area is called Dryham Ings which is more suited to waders.Some of the birds seen here were Avocet,Redshank,Ruff,Kestrel,Red-legged Partridge,Pied Wagtail,Greylag,Snipe & most notable for me several Little-ringed Plover.
A great walk round & some good bird seen with the bonus of some pictures for Danny's blog. N.P.
|Little-ringed Plover making a scrape|
|Three Little-ringed Plovers|
|Good to see Little-ringed Plover|
|North Cave Wetlands 17/4/15|