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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Redcar Tarn twitch.

With heavy rain and low cloud mid p.m. and wondering where to go in the conditions I opted for a trip to Redcar Tarn in search of the Ist winter Iceland gull following a call from KM this lunch time.
                                                         The weather at the Tarn was grim but the birding was excellent with hoards of gulls , wildfowl and Lapwings. With heavy rain then drizzle it was hard to sift through the gulls which were spread out over several fields as well as on the water so after an uneventful search it was take photos of the most likely candidates and check them out at home though nothing was resembling an Iceland.

                                                   Gulls galore





         Plenty 1st and 2nd winter blg gulls







                                            6 Oystercatchers present

                                                              9 Tufted
                         Lots of Herring gull




                                            Herring and LBB

Bird seen

Herring gulls
Lesser Black Backed gulls
Common gulls
Black Headed gulls
Lapwings
Snipe
Canada geese
Mallards
Tufted ducks
Coots
Moorhens
Chaffinch
2 Brambling

Footnote.. 2 Sand Martins are back at Swillington today.
                Still no reply with any Barnacle goose ring info only to say its been passed on to the wildfowl dept.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

I love sifting through gull pictures as you obviously do. Such an amazing group but so tricky at times ! Where is Redcar Tarn by the way - I guess it's not at Redcar !

Brian sumner said...

Its keighley tarn dave 5 mins out of keighley. A good spot