Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Filey Dams

From Sunday February 17th
 Continuing our report from our visit to Filey after our lunch we moved from
Filey Brigg country park to Filey Dams on the outskirts of the town. This is a
Nature Reseve run by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust which has two bird hides & a
viewing screen overlooking the lake & ponds.From the first hide we saw Teal,
Canadas,Tufted Duck,Herring Gull,Great Black-backed Gull,BH Gull,Coots,
Moorhen,Tufted Duck & the highlight a distant Slavonian Grebe.We decided
to move to the second hide which was closer to the S.Grebe, coming out of the
hide looking through the viewing screen we got a good view of some Tree
Sparrows. The second hide gave us a good view of the S.Grebe & we managed
to get a few snaps.We also saw on the island several Redshank which were spooked
by something giving us chance to count 18 of them as they flew into a nearby field.
 We went back to the car & headed home passing the Harewood estate where we
counted 6 Red Kite overhead as we drove along the A659 road towards Pool, a
good end to a great day out.
Slavonian Grebe


Tree Sparrow

Filey Dams


  1. Good to get 2 Slavs in such short a time.
    Great Tree Spadge pics

  2. Very good Tree Sparrow photos Danny - well done.