For nature lovers, the Isles of Scilly are synonymous with birds, in particular the autumn migrants that land on the islands in September and October, opening a spectacular catalogue of rarities. So it was a first for me to see … Continue reading
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I’ve been spending a bit of time in Flamborough recently, but with little time to really enjoy the wildlife. So, with a spare half hour yesterday, I thought I’d see what was around Thornwick Bay.
A day out may not involve wildlife-watching, not as a specific goal. But that doesn’t mean treats cannot be found, especially with once-wild species increasingly urbanised.
After the initial jaunt to South Gare, I headed down to the beach at Redcar, stopping in a carpark that was home to far more gulls and Starlings than cars. My goal was twofold; eat my lunch and see if … Continue reading
Unlike the previous week’s trip to Spurn, my meeting at North Cave allowed me to build in a lunch break in which I strolled the site and grabbed a few photos.
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Tagged birds, birdwatching, blue tit, dunnock, gadwall, Goldfinch, lapwing, long tailed tit, north cave wetlands, oystercatcher, pochard, redwing, shelduck, siskin, snowdrops, teal, YWT
Day 25 was a packed day. But we’ll start with Tantallon Castle and something great and white on the horizon…