Wednesday afternoon's Pectoral Sandpiper at Blacktoft
(c) 2014 Michael Booth
It was quite a bad week weather-wise, so hardly any session went as originally planned. However the wildlife did us proud. The confiding Water Voles and Kingfisher at North Marsh, Tophill Low were particularly appreciated.
On Tuesday we relocated to North Cave Wetlands. On a very grey day we still saw more than 40 species. All North Cave pictures (c) 2014 Chris Cox:
Mainly Greylag with some Canada Geese
On Wednesday we were able to go to Blacktoft Sands as planned, but found the site destitute of welcoming reception staff. The amazing close views of a Pectoral Sandpiper happened in the afternoon when there were no cameras to hand. Luckily, someone in the hide took pity on us, so that's why Mike Booth's photo appears at the head of this blog!
Female Stonechat (c) 2014 Aileen Urquhart
Phonescoped Stonechat (c) 2014 John Dowson
Red Fox (c) 2014 Aileen Urquhart
On Thursday it was too windy for Alkborough Flats, so we switched to Tophill Low, and we weren't disappointed, especially when we headed north.
Goldcrest D Woods or South Scrub
Kingfisher - North Marsh
Showing the Effects of the Wind
Red Admiral - border of O Reservoir
Treecreeper D Woods
Record Shot of Water Rail - S. Marsh West
Water Vole - North Pond
Long-tailed Tit - D Woods
Pink-footed Geese heading south over D Reservoir
Red-crested Pochard on D Reservoir