Tuesday, 4 July 2017

White winged black tern.

 A day out with Chris. We left York at 8am and headed for Spurn and arrived about 2 hours later.
Kilnsea Wetlands and Beacon Ponds was our first stop. We hoped to see a white winged black tern and spotted the bird straight away. We enjoyed watching the bird hunting for food, trying to photograph it was not so enjoyable as we tried to follow it. These are the best shots that I got.

The bird flew very close to us but I was unable to follow its flightpath. At Beacon Ponds we saw little terns, greenshank, avocet, dunlin and ringed plover.
Hornsea Mere was our next stop where we saw little gulls in the distance.
Top Hill Low was our last stop of the day. On our walk around part of the northern section we saw several butterflies

Chris spotted this dragonfly
From one hide we could hear and eventually saw reed warblers

From the last hide we visited we saw a kingfisher land on a perch with a very big fish

A brilliant way to end an excellent day. Thanks to Chris for the planning and driving.

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