Sunday, 17 May 2015
Following some gen from Duncan Bye, finally managed to get Pied Flycatcher on my York area list. This species has become very scarce in recent years from a rather more occasional presence a couple of decades ago when the occasional pair bred in the north of the area and singing males were fairly regular. Today I was delighted to find three males around the lakes at Yearsley. Remarkably, a very vocal and dusky grey male was actually joined by a second, blacker male for a period. A little further away, another black male was singing away. Very handsome birds.
Also of note, a singing male Redstart near the Gilling entrance, a few Garden Warblers, a pair of Bullfinches and a couple of Nuthatches. No sign of any Wood Warblers in this traditional spot.
Posted by - at Sunday, May 17, 2015