A cloudy morning with a strong Easterly wind blowing making it feel a lot colder than 9°C.The usual mix of Gulls were on the Tarn along with Tufteds,Canadas,Coots & Mallards,there was a brood of 4 Mallard chicks and a brood of 5 Coot chicks, the first I've seen this year.Above the water I counted 10 Swallows feeding and also my first local Swift of the year.It was good to hear the Skylarks and I caught sight of a couple of them, a Curlew stopped off briefly and it was great to see a couple of LRP fly in.
|BH & LBB Gull|
|Mixed ages of mainly LBB Gulls|
|Curlew looking a bit untidy|
|Coots with chicks|
|Redcar Tarn 6/5/2017|