Saturday, 28 December 2013

Redcar Tarn

Saturday 28th December a.m.
After a dull rainy start to the day we had some bright spells with sunshine and a temperature
of 3.5°C on our arrival at Redcar Tarn.Here the usual birds were on the water with the
Lapwing flock increasing in number in the surrounding fields.As we walked round it was good
to see Robin,Chaffinch,Dunnock & Goldfinch in the hedges around the Tarn footpath.
c150 - BH Gull
9 - Canadas
4 - Chaffinch
9 - Common Gull
15 - Coot
1 - Dunnock
3 - Goldfinch
c300 - Lapwing
2 - LBB Gull
c100 - Mallard
7 - Muscovy Duck
2 - Pied Wag
1 - Robin
c50 - Starling
6 - Tufted
plus others




Common Gull

LBB Gull

Tufted Duck

Lapwings with BH Gulls

Redcar Tarn

Lapwings & Gulls in surrounding fields


  1. You certainly have lots of birds around at this stage of the winter. It's incredible for me to see that many Lapwings!

  2. We are very lucky to see the flocks of Lapwings in the Winter, as Spring comes they will pair up & go to their breeding sites on the surrounding moorland.