Friday 2nd July a.m.
A grey dull morning but feeling warm with a temperature of 15°C up at the Tarn where there was the usual selection of birds, LBB Gulls were up at c40. There were two broods of Mallard chicks and Coot chicks were on their nest with the parents close by. Over the water there were House Martins, Swallows and Swifts, as I walked round there were four birds flying high above which looked different to the usual Mallards. The flew round a few time eventually coming down on to the water were I was able to ID them as Shovelers. They stayed for about fifteen minutes before the were off again high into the distance of the grey sky.
|Coot with chicks|
|Mallard with chicks|
|Difficult to ID|
|Redcar Tarn with grey sky 2/7/2021|