Sunday, 16 June 2013

Blacktoft Sands

Sunday June 16th
 We had a run out to the RSPB reserve at Blacktoft Sands near Goole today where it was
sunny to start the day but clouded over towards lunch time,the temperature was 13°C.There
was a decent selection of birds still around with one of my favourites the Avocet being here in
good numbers.Many of them were nesting & there was a distant view of a couple of chicks.
There was still a few waterfowl birds including Gadwall,Shoveler,Tufted Duck,Shelduck,Pochard
& Little Grebe.There was also a good number of BH Gulls with varying ages of chicks,Grey Herons
& Cormorants were also present.It was also good to see the Marsh Harriers flying low over the Reed
beds giving some good views.There were good numbers of Swift flying all around the lagoons,a good
number of the birds we saw were also in good voice especially Sedge Warbler,White Throat,Dunnock
& Reed Bunting.There was a Hare having a snooze in a distant field, as we left we stopped to have a
at look at the Tree Sparrows on the feeders rounding the morning off well.

Marsh Harrier

Sedge Warbler

Reed Bunting


Hare having a snooze

Marsh Harrier over Blacktoft Sands


  1. A good day out. Nice Marsh Harrier shots, wish that was Queensbury church.

  2. Yes a few local Marsh Harriers would be good.

  3. Hi Danny,

    Would it be alright if I used your photo of an open-mouthed Sedge Warbler in my forthcoming 'Nature Notes 2014' for my 'Lois' Art & Wildlife' blog, which has an entry about them? Have a look at my blog - I think it's pretty compatible with your stuff. I tried to copy my live link over but it didn't work, so if you just Google: Lois' Art & Wildlife it should pop up top of the list.

    Thanks, Lois Pryce