Friday, 6 May 2016


Made the trip over yesterday. I was tempted by the Black Tern passage (good numbers further South) and had dreams of seeing them floating over my beloved reserve while celebrating my 150th for the site.

I can dream...and still will. One day in May?

I had a very enjoyable 3 hours in the Geoff Smith hide accruing 52 species. The reserve looked a picture in the sunshine. I'd post a pic if I could! Never seen as much water on in May.

That's better!

Great Crested Grebe...3 including a displaying pair
Little Egret
Common Tern...2 south down river
Bullfinch...pair along path to hide
(Black Swan)?

Year total 54

STILL no Swift seen in Yorks?


chris said...

Swifts frequent but very high over Acomb since Tuesday

isaacely said...

Some swifts in Beverley :-)

Alan Whitehead said...

Great news! Seem VERY late this year. Finally saw some tonight...over Tesco in With'!

Alan Whitehead said...

Oh...and thanks for following!