Saturday, 25 June 2022

Redcar Tarn

 Saturday 25th June a.m.

 A sunny morning with a temperature of 15°C at Redcar Tarn where Mallards and Coots had chicks.  Nearby Oystercatchers also had large chicks, possibly three of them, others were BH Gull, LBB Gull, Rook, Jackdaw, Tufteds and Pied Wagtail.

Mallard chick


Mallard with chicks

Coot with chicks

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher with chick

Oystercatcher chick


Rook

BH Gull



LBB Gull

Redcar Tarn 25/6/2022


Saturday, 18 June 2022

Harden Moor

 Saturday 18th June a.m.

 A bright morning with some sunny spells on Harden Moor with a temperature of 13°C where it was good to hear and see a Cuckoo still present flying around and later perched for a picture.  Also good to hear Chiffchaff and a Garden Warbler in full song which I also saw. Others were Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Song Thrush, Mipit, Oystercatcher, Kestrel, Linnet and Swallow.

Cuckoo



Garden Warbler



Mipit

Song Thrush

Whitethroat

Harden Moor 18/6/2022


Thursday, 2 June 2022

Redcar Tarn

Thursday 2nd June a.m.

 A sunny morning with a temperature of 9°C with 25 Swifts feeding over a nearby field and 15 House Martins collecting mud for their nest building. A pair of Oystercatchers were busy feeding their chicks, I spotted two chicks through the grass, a couple of Canadas had some growing goslings. On the water their were some Mallards with chicks and a Terrapin was basking on a rock.

House Martin






Mallard with chick

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher chick

Swift

Terrapin

Canadas with goslings

House Martins at Redcar Tarn 2/6/2022

   

Saturday, 28 May 2022

Harden Moor

 Saturday28th May a.m.

 A sunny morning with a temperature of 10°C good to see the Cuckoo again along with the established Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff.  Others seen were Lapwing, Skylark, Linnet and Song Thrush.

Whitethroat




Blackcap


Linnet


Song Thrush

View from Harden Moor 28/5/2022


Monday, 16 May 2022

Bempton Cliffs

Sunday 15th May a.m.

 A trip to the East coast of Yorkshire at Bempton Cliffs where many thousands of sea birds come to nest, a grey morning with some light rain and a bit windy but good to see all the birds.  The expected birds were all present these being Puffin, Gannet, Kitiwake, Guillemot, Razorbill, Fulmar and Herring Gull.  A few others were also seen namely a Barn Owl and Tree Sparrows.

Puffin



Razorbill

Fulmar

Gannet


Guillemot

Kitiwake

Bempton Cliffs 15/5/2022