Sunday, 20 March 2022

Swillington Ings

Sunday 20th March a.m.

  After some early mist the sun broke through and very clear with a temperature of 2°C when I arrived at Swillington Ings.  There were as usual loads of birds to see at this site, starting off with six Black-necked Grebe and four Bearded Tits.  Walking round the site others seen were Goldeneye, Pochard, Tufted, Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Lapwing, Little Egret, Reed Bunting & Kestrel.  At the crossroads 26 Whooper Swans could be seen and then in the distance a flock of birds rose flying around which were too big for Starlings, fortunately a fellow birder answered my question, they were c75 Black-tailed Godwits.  Walking back towards the car the morning was rounded off well as a Red Kite glided across the sky in the distance.

Black-necked Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Little Grebe

Reed Bunting

Bearded Tit



Little Egret


Whooper Swans

Black-tailed Godwit


Red Kite

Black-tailed Godwits over Swillington Ings

Whooper Swans at Swilligton Ings

Swillington Ings 20/3/2022


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