|Quite a way to start the day - a wonderful|
view of Waxwings
Well it's always nice to have time to spend going for walks and exploring. I managed to fit in quite a bit already this week and I've still got another day tomorrow to see what else I can see. So where have I been this week?
|Russian White Fronted Geese peeking out of a ditch.|
As you may have seen I did a little post about my first trip out to to Upper Teesdale on the first day of the holidays.
After that we stayed with the area north of me as there were some reports of birds that I hoped to see. On Monday we headed to RSPB Saltholme. There were quite a few reports of things I haven't seen including a Long Eared Owl, Russian White Fronted Geese and some other things we hoped to pick up on the coast on the way home.
|A wonderful view of a gorgeous bird - Snow Bunting!|
|A Rock Pippet at Skinningrove|
Another stop off point on the way home was to Redcar where we knew there were reports of Snow Buntings. After parking up and having a short walk towards where we'd spotted someone with a telescope we soon saw them. What a lovely bird! One of the prettiest little birds I've seen for a while. They were very happy flitting about, perching on the posts of the groynes and generally hunting for things to eat and posing for photos.
|And an Eastern Black Redstart!|
|A colour ringed Herring Gull|
Next up was the Great Grey Shrike that was on the other side of York. Well, sadly I am going to have to find one another day as it was seemingly taking shelter as I had a good look with no luck.
|A very accommodating Turnstone|
|And a few more!|
So, it's been a great half term so far and I've still another day to go. Not sure where I'll go tomorrow but hopefully I'll find something else interesting!
Hope you enjoyed,