Saturday, 9 May 2015

Redcar Tarn LRP

Saturday 9th May a.m.
 Another morning full of rain so it was a late morning dash up to Keighley's Redcar Tarn to see what was about. The sky was still full of dark clouds & with a strong wind blowing if felt colder than the 8°C as we first looked across at the small pond.Here there were Canadas,Coot,Moorhen & Lapwing,
but the highlight of the trip was another small wader, not a Dunlin as on our last visit but a Little Ringed Plover.Not an easy bird to pick out at the edge of the water some distance away but a delight to find it, another first for us here.
 A Skylark was also singing & it was good to pick out two House Martins among the Swallows feeding low over the Tarn,also a Swift was seen.Other birds included LBB Gull,Tufted Duck & our
first Coot chick of the year,by now heavy drizzle had returned so it was off home for us.
Little Ringed Plover

LRP & Canada

A closer view of an LRP taken at North Cave Wetlands 17/4/15

Pied Wagtail

LBB Gull 1st Summer

Redcar Tarn Pond 9/5/2015



  1. Nice one with the LRP.
    I've yet to get one this year.

  2. Thanks John, good to get a local bird.