Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Yorkshire Wolds Site

Red Kite [archives] (c) 2008 Maurice Gordon
King Alfred's Cakes (c) 2009 Chris Cox
Marsh Tit (c) 2009 John Batham

We couldn’t enter the site in our usual way, so had to go in by a back entrance. This proved to be a bit too steep for some on the course, so I may have to come up with an alternative next time. We did see a pair of distant Red Kites in the morning, but some had better views in the afternoon. There was very little wind so we watched in amusement in the afternoon as a Buzzard in a high field tried to get itself airbourne by catching a little breeze on an escarpment. Other birds we saw included several Bullfinches, and Marsh Tits, plenty of Song Thrushes doing what it says on the tin & we heard a few distant Mistle Thrush cadences. However, the dull, calm weather ensured we didn’t see the rich and varied bird life I would normally expect at this location.

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