Zenfolio | Chris Downes' Focus on Birds | 26th May 2018

26th May 2018

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May 26th: started at St. David's Lane, North Landing, looking for a rose-coloured starling. Not my first this year after a juvenile at Dimlington Bungalows, Easington, early in the year. After a heavy shower it appeared some way off on top of the hedge.

Closer! - on the wires above my head. On a TV aerial too. I headed for Thornwick Pool to see if the Temminck's stint was about. Someone said it flew off at 7.30 but it had been reported since.

Common sandpiper just to fool us!

I like this next photo: one for the novice birder. Little and large together. Temminck's was way off to the right from the hide. It came closer. I wandered back to the rosy pastor site. That's a lot better! Bempton rumours of a red-breasted flycatcher proved a dead end. Obligatory walk down to the cliffs.

Gannet photos like this are relatively easy and quite repetitive. I wanted to see if I could produce something a little different.

Some of the other locals... Picked Sheila up in York and we headed out to Swillington Ings, Lemonroyd Lake to see some black terns. Met a group of birders I'd seen at Bempton!

Oh yes, the terns. Challenging photography but here's the pick of the bunch.

206 UK 2018


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