Saturday 28 April 2018

Super York!

So, the great local birding has continued....

52 Whimbrel into roost on Tuesday night at Wheldrake Ings, which had increased to 76 by Thursday.

A stonking male Ring Ouzel was discovered at Acaster Airfield on 26th April, and showed well early evening, in a tilled field, with five Wheatears and c20 Pied Wagtails. Second York tick in a week. Kapow!

Saturday, 28th April

Fitted in a bit of birding today between kids parties etc. Hes East held two Common Sandpipers and a singing Reed Warbler, but not the hoped-for Arctic Terns, despite the cold northeasterly wind.

Down to North Duffield Carrs before tea, revealed an awesome pair of amorous Garganey, with the drake's rattling song and head-bobbing display gaining him enough kudos to get a bit of lovin'.

And a bit of video....

Super York birding!

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