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BREEDING SEASON EXCLUSIONS.

As of now through the duration of the breeding season all schedule one birds , red status birds and birds of a sensitive nature to this area will be omitted from the blog or reported as undisclosed site due to the widespread persecution of nesting birds by unscrupulous parties including game keepers and egg collectors.
Any of the above species that are obviously on passage through the area will be reported as normal.
This also applies to wildlife such as Roe Deer, Badger and Hares which are badly under threat from poaching and long dogging in the area at present and unfortunately this exclusion of wildlife will have to continue throughout the year.
Just another sign of the times.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Triple Dipper. Redcar Tarn.

If you,re going to dip you may as well do it right instead of half a job so today I completed my hat trick of 3 dips in 3 days. Redcar Tarn (Keighley) mid afternoon and no sign of the Iceland gull after 2 hrs scrolling through the mass of gulls, large and small.
                                                                       Never the less an enjoyable outing being in amongst the big gulls at close quarters. If you like gulls and wildfowl this is a must to visit as ,unlike reservoirs, you can study gulls close up either on the water or surrounding fields and if the weather is poor you dont even have to get out of the car to check the water.
The only problem here is you get half way through checking the gulls out when a bread lobber appears and the whole shebang hits the air but thats when the flight shots come in.
Gulls present were :-
Herring, each year from juv to adult
Lesser Black Backed
Common
Black Headed
Tufted x 11
1pr Goosander
4 Snipe
83 Lapwing
+ usual ducks, geese etc

If you dont like gulls look no further.





































BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

A good try but always a shame to 'dip out'. Tomorrow is another day, who knows what's on the cards. Hope the fish paste is out on the garage roof.!

Brian Sumner . said...

It sure is Dave Osprey time approaches.
The roofs getting full now with fishpaste for the Ospreys, 2 dead sheep for the Red Kites and a paddling pool for the Whooper Swans.