Monday, 23 February 2009

North Cave Wetlands, YWT

Visited this reserve in the hope of seeing a Green Winged Teal for the first time and we were not disappointed getting good views through the scope of the bird in the far corner of Island Mere from the Turret Hide. Watched the bird for a good time while it was swimming with Teal. No pictures at the distance but nice to see and to get a lifer and year tick.
The pictures of the Cormorant and Oystercatchers was typical of the view from the South Hide.
Managed some shots of Great Tit's close to the feeding station.
On the journey to North Cave we went on the road between Water and Nunburnholme to view some Red Kites. Immediately on stopping outside Warter there was Red Kites overhead, probably saw 5 or 6 altogether.
Also spotted a Little Owl in a tree just outside Warter.


Little Brown Job said...

Lovely shots of the Great Tits.


Chris said...

Hi MIke,
Well looks like a great day... You got the green winged teal and some others too. There is a green winged teal in a fjord called Grafavogur in Reykjavik. It has been there since beginning of January and he is also swimming with the common teal. The great tit picture is wonderful. Well done!!!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks very much Paul and Chris.
Nice to hear about the Green Winged Teal in Reykjavik, the one at North Cave has been here a good few weeks. There are a few Green Winged Teal in England at the moment.