Barn Owl, Thornwick Pool
A bright but cold morning, courtesy of a strong easterly blow, spent on Flamborough Headland. Reports of a number of Firecrests was a temptation not to be missed! Starting at South Landing and Highcliff Manor, a Firecrest was located but it was very mobile and favoured the thickest vegetation! This was my first Firecrest in Yorkshire and my first since 2013 so I was pleased to get a record shot!
While hoping that the Firecrest would show a little bit more in the open, this Treecreeper ascended a nearby telegraph pole.
Leaving South Landing, the next stop was at Thornwick Pools. Getting to the lower hide was reminiscent of a world war 1 trench! Very little was on the water which is still quite high. The islands are just peaking through the water and several dead creatures could be seen, mainly fish but also a bird, query Snipe. This Carrion Crow tucked into a dead fish.
My attention was drawn to a "thing" on another area of raised ground. It looked like it had the head of a (?) cow and fishy scales!
It was, however, a rather large dead fish adjacent to a rock! Imagination is wonderful!
The local Barn Owl decided to quarter the upper pool but then dropped down above the reeds of the lower pool. Always a pleasure to see!