With a days holiday I decided to have a run out to North Cave Wetlands where it was cool & a bit cloudy with a temperature of 9°C.I started with a walk on Dryham Lane looking across at Dryham Ings which is a good spot for waders & there were plenty about today.These included Avocet,Little Ringed Plover,Ringed Plover,Redshank,Ruff,Lapwing,Oystercatcher and Little Egret.The Little Ringed Plover were feeling frisky & one pair mated so hopefully they will successfully be rearing chicks soon.There were plenty ducks too including Shelduck,Shoveler,Gadwall,Teal and Tufted Duck plus Greylag Geese some already with goslings. Above all this there were a good number of Sand Martins and a few Swallows, a couple of Red-legged Partridge and several Linnets were also in this area.Walking round the rest of the reserve more birds were added a couple of notables being Reed Bunting and Black Cap ending a good morning before lunch and the journey home.N.P.
|Little Ringed Plover|
|don't normally see Redshank with a fish|
|LRP & Redshank|
|Redshank & Ringed Plover|
|North Cave Wetlands 18/4/2016|