Sunday 21 June 2020

Redcar Tarn

Sunday 21st June a.m.
 A blustery morning with a lot of cloud but some sunny spells, the temperature was 15°C as I walked round Redcar Tarn, there were c25 LBB Gulls on the water. Overhead there were good numbers of Swift, House Martin and Swallow, a Mallard had seven chicks and there were a couple of Coots with older chicks.An Oystercatcher was in the new Crematorium area and others were BH Gull, Rook, Jackdaw and Pied Wagtail.

House Martin

LBB Gull, a bit easier picture

Mallard with seven chicks

Mallard chick



Coot and chicks

Redcar Tarn 21/6/2020

Saturday 20 June 2020

Harold Park

Saturday 20th June a.m.
 A bright sunny morning at Harold Park with a temperature of 13°C where I stared off with a couple of Grey Wagtails enjoying the sunshine. On the main lake there were just a few Mallards, Coots, Moorhen and Tufteds, passing through were a LBB Gull and BH Gull with a couple of distant Swifts.
 Higher up in the park on the small Lake there was a pair of Mute Swans with two Cygnets, a Canada Goose came in for some rough treatment from them, it needed a helping hand to get out of the lake. It then rejoined the other c30 Canadas  on the grass and they all made their way to the main lake, they had six goslings with them. Others seen were Collared Dove and House Sparrow.
Grey Wagtail

LBB Gull

Mute Swan with cygnets


BH Gull

Canada with goslings

Collared Dove

Harold Park 20/6/20

Sunday 14 June 2020

Lister Park

Sunday 14th June a.m.
A cloudy morning with patchy fog which was fortunately not covering Lister Park where the temperature was 13°C. There was a good number of c200 Canadas & c50 Greylags on the Lake with the usual Mallards, Coots, Moorhen & Tufteds. There were a few Coots nests and some well grown chicks, a Moorhen also had a well grown chicks, the Coots regularly seeing off Tufteds if they came too close to the chicks. Others seen were LBB Gull, Dunnock & Robin.


Coot chick on large nest


Moorhen with chick

LBB Gull


Coot with chicks

Coot chasing off Tufted

Plenty vegetation for the birds to hide in

Lister Park 14/06/2020