11th November: Hemlington Lake and Saltholme
A visit to Hemlington Lake, Middlesbrough to see if the mystery Upland goose was still around. Unringed but must have come from someone's collection, I hadn't seen one before. Pretty female bird.
Then I went to Saltholme and saw a marsh harrier from Phil Stead's hide.
Plus a distant cattle egret.
21st November: Bempton and Scarborough
Bempton was enjoying having a long-eared owl roosting in the Dell. A small group of birders were watching and I joined them. Second photo shows quality of cropped image with Canon R7 camera plus 500mm lens.
Scarborough harbour was quiet.
23rd November: Blacktoft Sands
Blacktoft was fairly quiet too. It's that time of year. But I was pleased one of the fieldfares was a bit more confiding.
Geese as the light rapidly faded.
25th November: Hartlepool and Saltholme
A bird swimming slowly out of the fish dock at Hartlepool caught my eye. I only had bins with me. I felt it wasn't an eider so I waited for it to approach. Guillemot.
Marsh harrier and teal at Phil Stead's.
From Saltholme car park: crab apple [Golden Hornet?] and a late dandelion looking bright and cheerful.