Thursday, August 30, 2007

Filey Dams YWT

Black Tailed Godwit

Common Sandpiper


Little Grebe
A quick visit to Filey Dams YWT produced some good waders with 2 Black Tailed Godwits, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin and 8 Lapwing.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tophill Low NR


Reed Warbler

Marsh Harrier

Common Sandpiper

Little Gull

Great Crested Grebe

What a fantastic place Tophill Low NR is for birds. Finally got close views of a Kingfisher, but it was sat under some trees so the light conditions were not ideal (you carn't have everything). At present "D" Reservoir is being drained creating a haven for wading birds. The list of the day is as follows: Greenshank, Dunlin, Bar Tailed Godwit, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Ruddy Duck, Little Gull, Reed Warbler, Cormorant and Great Crested Grebe.

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Bempton Cliffs - The Gannet, what an amazing bird to look at and watch. A very windy grey day, which in fact was fantastic for flight shots as the Gannets were almost motionless in flight. All other seabirds have now left the cliffs with only a scattering of Kittiwakes left and a few Fulmars soaring along the ledges.