Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Friday, 29 July 2016

RSPB Blacktoft Sands

Reed Warbler

As much as we love RSPB Bempton Cliffs, we needed a change of scenery, so headed down to RSPB Blacktoft Sands! The weather was a challenge with sunny intervals and (very) heavy showers! We managed a number of year ticks with Black Tailed Godwits, Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier, Spotted Redshank, Common Snipe, Bearded Tit and a juvenile Water Rail. The light was appalling, changing from dark and rainy to very bright with little contrast. Couple that with distance resulting in a challenge for 500mm plus 1.4 converter! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Reed Warbler

Grey Heron

Measuring up? Grey Heron with Little Egret

Green Sandpiper

Spotted Redshank


Black Tailed Godwit with Lapwing



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