Sunday 23 May 2021

Hanging on

Two Turtle Doves near Ebberston were a delight despite the cold conditions this morning. Views were against the bright easterly sky, so my pics were abysmal. It was a real treat to listen to the purring of this species that is hanging on in this part of North Yorkshire, along with singing Redstart, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler and the chattering of Tree Sparrows. 

On to Wykeham, where a dark Honey Buzzard was circling around distantly at about 11am. A male Goshawk showed briefly and a Marsh Harrier was a surprise as she flapped slowly westwards. A few Siskins, Crossbills and a showy Garden Warbler added to the visit, along with a Tree Pipit by the car park.  

Distant Turtle Dove, and Tree Spugs.

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