Drake Smew-Welton Waters
The northern extension now has a big screening banking. Why bother? Block the view of something and the obvious reaction is “wonder what’s behind this, I’ll climb up and have a look.” It’s a fishing pit so unlike a nature reserve there’s no problem with disturbance. Anyway actually a great place to view the area from. Very little on the “watersports pit” so move onto the river bank where Roy picked up a Short-eared Owl although it dropped into the reeds in front of the airfield. Also 7 Bar-tailed Godwits with c60 Curlew.
Bar-tailed Godwits-Welton Waters
Too cold to bother checking the airfield further.
29/3 Had a walk round Cottingham KGV Rec on Friday morning. The Redwing were still in the area but more spread out. Possible Blackcap sub-song but couldn’t get on it. No sign of the Fieldfare flock in the fields to the north I’d seen earlier in the week.
Lesser Black-backed Gulls-KGV Rec
The Ring-necked Duck still at New Arram.
Did Hornsea Mere with Martin L, Roy and John this afternoon. Roy had a Red Kite but lost to view before anyone else got on it. Went to Barmston and walked to the reedbed but had no pipits and only 2 Common Snipe.The gulls were too distant. For what we missed at the latter site check here.
Back home had a fly over by the remaining Orange-winged Amazon.
Walking Priory Road this evening, like the park this morning, still 100+ Redwing but no Fieldfare.
Check here for today at Tophill Low NR.
Been a non starter moth wise so far but Roy had a White-shouldered House Moth in his kitchen on Tuesday.
White-shouldered House Moth-R.Lyon.