Sunday 19 June 2022

Low-carbon Twitch for a High-octane Bird

Cycled up to Wheldrake to see a Spotted Redshank found by Dunc this morning at Bank Island. A smart adult, still in immaculate breeding attire and presumably a returning female on it's way south having finished breeding (the females depart first apparently). Spotshanks are just about annual in the York area and they are always a great bird to see locally. I wandered on to the ings afterwards, seeing some Red-eyed Damselflies on the pool, plus plenty of Four-spotted Chasers and Banded Demoiselles along the river. At least one Common Tern chick on the raft too along with its loafing parents. 

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