Friday 22 April 2011

Good Friday

The start of 11 days off work - woohoo!
Thick fog this morning prevented early morning action, though through the murk I glimpsed a Golden Plover and Wheatear at Heslington. On to Wheldrake where the Blue-winged Teal had been seen again yesterday. Sadly, it had gone into hiding again and I didn't find it before I gave up at 10am. I did add a fine reeling Grasshopper Warbler to the year list, along with my first Cuckoo and Garden Warbler. Close views of a male Marsh Harrier along with three Dunlins on Swantail were the only other birds of note.
Spent a nice afternoon in Farndale with the family, where I picked up a pair of Pied Flys and several singing Redstarts.

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