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Sunday, 29 March 2015

East Yorks Wetlands

With nothing much about and not wanting to go too far I opted for two of East Yorks wetland reserves today, started at North Cave Wetlands and the new viewing area where a couple of Bramblings have been attending the feeding station there, not this morning though but then a couple of birding mates came by and told me they had just been watching a flock of 80+ in Hotham Hall Park about half a mile away, I went for a look and although they had moved across the field and become distant there certainly was a lot of them.  I returned to very busy North Cave Wetlands and headed up to the top end where a look over Dryham Ings found my first Little Ringed Plover of the year, also a good number of Sand Martins there and a pair of courting Mediterranean Gulls, a bit later after sitting out a heavy shower and most of the mornings visitors had departed I took a stroll down to the Turret Hide spending a bit of time at the feeders by the Maize Field that had also been attracting Bramblings, two females were in attendance. After lunch I went to Blacktoft Sands where the usual culprits for this time of year entertained on a bit brighter afternoon, a large female Peregrine was down at the Ousefleet end but not many Harriers about today.

two or three Chiffy's about

calling for his mate

lots of noisy Black Headed's

female Bramblings at the Maize Field feeders

the usual culprits at Blacktoft

quite a lot of Greylags

coming and going

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