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Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Thornwick Pool, Flamborough

Avocet

Today, Symphony was due to be groomed in Flamborough and once dropped off gave me the opportunity to spend an hour at Thornwick Pools. Some good birds have been seen here lately, including Temminck's Stint, Greenshank and drake Garganey, but alas, all had departed. On the grassland between the car park and hide, a Skylark caught my eye.



At the hide, two Little Ringed Plovers scurried along the waters edge but seldom came together





Also, three Ringed Plovers were present




The male and female Shelduck seemed at peace with the world but got a little excited when a third bird arrived and that bird was soon seen off!

male Shelduck

fem Shelduck

True to form, the unexpected arrived on the pool in the form of two Avocets!




Also noted were Meadow Pipits, Willow Warblers, Reed warblers, Moorhens, Coots, Mallard, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Linnets, Tree Sparrows, Swallows, Sand Martins, House Martins and on the fishing lake, Grey Lag Geese, Tufted Ducks.

2 comments:

Mike Attwood said...

Yet another nice set of pics, Kevin.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Mike