Saturday, 3 September 2016

Redcar Tarn

Saturday 3rd September a.m.
A sunny start but soon clouding over up at Redcar Tarn with a temperature of 11°C as we saw many of the usual birds here.At the waters edge were a couple of Lapwings these moved to join the rest of the c150 flock over the road.Amongst the BH Gulls we spotted a different bird which we think is the Juvenile Mediterranean Gull which has been seen here over the last week or so, a first for us if we're right. House Martins and Swallows were over the water and we picked up Chaffinch,Dunnock and Willow Warbler as we walked round.Over the road we also saw Linnet and 3 Snipe flew round we managed a distant snap of one as it went to a small pond.There were 5 Muscovy Ducks which we haven't seen for a while and a couple of Goldfinch were on the thistle seeds.

Juvenile Med Gull

BH Gull left,Mallard rear and Juv Med Gull right.

Juv Moorhen

Pied Wagtail

Snipe with a couple of Lapwings


Goldfinch at Redcar Tarn 3/9/2016


  1. Right first time Nigel/Daniel. Thats the same bird.

  2. Thanks Brian, always good to get confirmation of a bird we were unsure of, it stood out from the rest which is the easy bit but getting the ID of Juv Med Gull is certainly the much harder job.