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