Sunday 13 November 2011

Redcar Tarn

Sunday 13th November a.m.
  When we arrived at Redcar Tarn there was thick fog and drizzle with a temperature
of 9°C. Visibility was about 30 meters so only a partial count of birds that were close
enough to see around the edge of the Tarn and in nearby field. Plenty Mallards,Coots
and BH Gulls near the front edge. As we walked round we could just about make out
the lapwing flock in the next field, we got a better view of them as they briefly took
flight. There were a lot of other birds feeding with them but we could not ID them in the
fog.As we got to the far end of the Tarn I spotted a lone male Tufted Duck, and now
the leaves have fallen from the surrounding trees it is easier to spot birds in them. We
saw good views of Chaffinch which would not have been possible if the trees were in
full leaf. Coming back to the car a Lapwing was at the edge of the water long enough
for a snap.
c200 - Lapwing
c100- Mallard
c100 - BH Gull
10 - Coot
4 - Chaffinch
3 - Muscovy
2 - Moorhen
2 - Pied Wagtail
1 - Tufted Duck
1 - Canada

BH Gull


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