Saturday, 27 February 2010

Oh Canada!

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

6 comments:

Chris said...

Splendid to be able to take people for a tour!!! Nice also to see the Canada goose. We have one around at the moment but with the tons of snow we got these two last days, I do not know if she is still around!!!

Linda Yarrow said...

We have a lot of Canada geese here in Poole. Sadly they are classed as a pest and there had been talks in previous years of culling them, whether that has ever happened I don't know. I like them, they are comical when you are feeding the ducks. I have had one on two occastions standing on my feet to snatch bread from my hands.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

There was a lot of Canada geese at both Hackness Dale Lake and Scarborough Mere Chris & Linda. They were honking loudly which adds to the atmosphere. I know they are not native species but cull them!!!

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