On Tuesday we went to the wolds location. Although 2 cameras were present, no photographs were taken because it was so overcast. We did have some wonderful views of many Red Kites and the Grey Wagtail was present, but we didn't see last year's Kingfisher or Tawny Owl.
Wednesday am and Thursday were spent with the waders on the Humber Estuary. A big surprise was the Brent Goose spotted in a field by Nigel before it flew off East.
On Monday I checked out the Castle Howard Hawfinches, but was disappointed with the whole experience. The only individual present was in very poor light. The whole landscape was waterlogged, and was not a comfortable walk for people without wellies. Finally, the price was far too expensive for what is available. Undoubtedly, the woodland will improve when the trees mature.Hawfinch
Golden Plovers (c) 2017 Tony Robinson
Golden Plovers on the mud
Rock Pipit (c) 2017 Aileen Urquhart
Stonechat & Meadow Pipit
Fieldfare [left] & Redwing
Old Red-Eyes is Back!
Wigeon (c) 2017 Tony Robinson
Some Wednesday students went on to Spurn and saw the recently-ringed Bluethroat. The Goldfinch and Siskin were also there.
Bluethroat (c) 2017 Tony Robinson
Goldfinch (c) 2017 Tony Robinson
Siskin (c) 2017 Tony Robinson
The Weds am group auditioning for the new BBC ident (c) 2017 Chris Lawson
Stone Creek Sky - Turner-like (c) 2017 Hugh Wood
The Friday group went to Potteric Carr, which was the quietest I've ever known it. No Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Teal or Pochard - what's going on?
Willow Tit (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Female Bullfinch (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Treecreeper (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Cormorant (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Light on Maple Trees
Shoveler & Shelduck (c) 2017 Mike Woods
They turned up after we'd gone!
Starlings at Potteric (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Starlings at Brough (c) 2017 Dick Watson
Owl in Paull
Another Paull Owl