Monday, 30 July 2012

Redcar Tarn

Monday July 30th p.m.
A sunny afternoon with a temperature of 15°C so we decided to go up to Redcar Tarn, on
our arrival the wind was blowing strongly.I was surprised by the number of BH Gulls that
were present on the water and in the surrounding fields.There was a good number of House
Martins feeding over the water with all the usual species present.A walk to look in some
surrounding fields where the grass has been cut giving me chance to spot some birds on the
edge of the cut in front of the long grass.I saw one large bird with nine smaller ones,they were
some distance away which made ID more difficult.With the wind blowing and strong sunlight
taking snaps wasn't easy either.Looking at them I have concluded it was a female Pheasant
with nine Juveniles,hope I'm right.
c200 - BH Gulls
9 - Canadas
3 - Common Gull
10 - Coot
20 - House Martin
12 - Lapwing
c50 - Mallard
2 - Moorhen
9 - Pied Wagtails including juvs
1- Female Pheasant plus 9 Juvs
4 - Tufted Ducks
2 - Swallow
1 -Swift
plus others

Lapwing & BH Gull

Common Gull

Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail Juv 1

Pied Wagtail Juv 2

female Pheasant with Juvs

Juvenile Pheasants I think


  1. You got some very good pics there, I like the Lapwings on the stones.

  2. Bang on with the Pheasants Danny, good photos.