Having needed a break from uni for a while, myself and my dad have just got back from a superb weekend's birding up on the East coast in Yorkshire. We departed Ormskirk early on Saturday afternoon and were back by 6pm on the Monday. A total of 110 birds were seen during the weekend with many interesting birds seen - a day at Spurn, but more of that later..
I have an hour or so to spare before I get back to the revision so here....we.....go.....
- North Cave Wetlands on Saturday afternoon where we picked up 2 Pectoral Sandpipers which were showing pretty damn well as the pictures will show.
- A day at Spurn on the Sunday connecting with 4 yearticks which included: Whinchat, Cuckoo and Little Tern and Spotted Redshank in full summer plumage,
- A day at Thorne Moors on our way home on the Monday produced: Marsh Harrier, Turtle Dove, Hobby, Garden warbler and Barn owl in the morning,
- A summer plumaged Red-necked grebe at Ten Acre Lake near Doncaster,A nice tally of 110 birds for the weekend was respectable and a total of 10 yearticks - Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Spotted Redshank, Pectoral Sandpiper, Little tern, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Whinchat and Garden Warbler brought my yearlist for 2010 to 202! The Red-necked grebe was my 3rd this year..