Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Bank Holiday Birds

After finally getting my computer sorted, I've managed to update the blog with pics from the weekend.
I had quite a bit of spare time so managed a few trips here and there highlights were as follows.
saturday-Spurn arctic skua,great skua,manx shearwater,hen harrier,merlin,marsh harrier, whinchat, wheatear.
Sunday-Spurn spotted flycatcher,
Sunday-Pat Haven Curlew sandpiper,avocet,common buzzard,marsh harrier,kingfisher,golden plover,greenshank.
Monday-Curlew sandpiper plus common waders.

Some nice photo opportunities as the birds fed around the edge of the lagoon.


kirstallcreatures said...

Lovely shots of the Plover and of the wader in the first set of pics. What wonderful plumage. As I'm still in the early stages of getting to grips with my waders, could you tell me, is it a Greenshank ? Best wishes, Linda

East Yorkshire Wildlife said...

Hi Linda

The wader in the first st of pics is a juvenile curlew sandpiper.
They can be seen in ones and twoes at this time of year as they stop over on their way south.