18th-20th April 2021

April 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Nothing spectacular- but at least I'm going birding again!

I'm a cautious old bird but this damn virus may still creep up on me... On the other hand something is going to get me anyway before too long! My father died at 42 so I've improved the family longevity score a little bit already!

Birding, Chris, birding. Stop snivelling and get on with it!

April 18th: an afternoon trip to Nosterfield. Not a lot of photo opportunities as everything at Nosterfield tends to be some distance away. However a lovely afternoon with ten year ticks including this showy chiffchaff. First swallow near York as I drove home.

April 20th: Tophill Low. A decent haul for of ten new birds for my year list. Yellow wagtail, kingfisher, little ringed plover,marsh harrier, lesser black-backed gull. Best of all was a cattle egret at Watton. Also seen was the hooded merganser on D reservoir. Here are a few unspectacular pictures... 

Since then a camera free walk at North Cave: Cetti's warbler, sedge warbler and 3 whooper swans [plus 3 also rans!]

80 UK 2021


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