8th April 2022 ff

April 11, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Popp goes the Ouzel!

But first of all...

Friday 8th April: Trip to Swillington Ings. Saw Cetti's warbler and a blackcap within minutes of my arrival. Blackcap stayed for a photo.

Great crested grebe and soon after the black-necked grebes.

Back home I spotted a report of a ring ouzel about a mile from home on the Pool of Destiny at Poppleton P&R. Seemed unlikely although the time of year was right...I waited a good twenty minutes until it popped into view just as I was about to give up!

Sunday 10th April: first of all I drove up the A1 to Nosterfield. Group of 22 pink-feet far side of the nature reserve. Surprise bonus included!

A wren seemed unconcerned by my presence.

Oystercatchers buzzing about.

A young rabbit from the viewscreen.

Black-tailed godwits in their summer gear.

I moved on to the quarry reserve. Little to record.  Nice drive across country to Scaling Dam and Lockwood Beck. Smart male brambling at Lockwood Beck 

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