Monday, 18 April 2016

North Cave Wetlands

Monday18th April
 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.
Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover



don't normally see Redshank with a fish


Little Egret

Red-legged Partridge

Reed Bunting


LRP & Redshank

Redshank & Ringed Plover

North Cave Wetlands 18/4/2016


  1. Great photos - looks like you had great day out too.

  2. Thanks John, I had a great time.N.P.