Our visitors arrived today and after they went out for the afternoon we had a little tour around.
After following a Kestrel for a short while we travelled from Snainton on the Troutsdale Road, towards the bridge over the Derwent, two birders were looking towards Wykeham Forest through scopes, on enquiring the two chaps from Doncaster confided that they had a Goshawk sat at the top of a tree, with its back to us but it did look back over its shoulder towards us before departing. This is the first time we have seen a Goshawk not in flight. What was very distinctive was the white at the top of the birds thighs. Whoever you are thank you for this sighting.
We traveled up to Hackness Dale Lake where there was a lot of Canada Geese, also Greylags, loads of Lapwings also Mallards ans Teal and Starlings.
After visiting Scarborough and Throxenby Meres we saw a Sparrow Hawk with good close views on the way home on route to Seamer.
Record shot of distant Canada Geese at Harwood Dale Lake