Wednesday 29th December
A quieter birding year for me not being able to get out as much due to Corvid restrictions and often poor weather conditions over the weekends. Still I did see some good birds and an undoubted highlight being seeing my first Osprey which was close by on Hewenden Reservoir. So here is my top ten and looking forward to a better 2022, Happy New Year to all.
10. Kestrel - Doe Park Reservoir. Always good to see a Kestrel when your out walking, they are usually in silhouette but the light was good on this occasion to get a decent picture.
|Kestrel - 7/9/21|
9. Wheatear - Doe Park Reservoir. I often see Wheatears at distance so was delighted to see this one close by.
|Wheatear - 7/9/21|
8. Common Sandpiper - Doe Park Reservoir. This Common Sandpiper was in front of a Mallard which was keeping an eye on it making for a good picture.
|Common Sandpiper & Mallard - 11/5/21|
7. Shoveler - Redcar Tarn. Not a common bird to see locally but this one gave some good views.
|Shoveler - 3/4/21|
|Gadwall - 21/3/21|
|Black-necked Grebe - 7/5/21|
|Garden Warbler - 5/5/21|
|Spotted Flycatcher - 7/9/21|
|Barn Owl - 5/5/21|
|Osprey - 6/9/21|