Blacktoft Sands - East Yorkshire

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2 years 3 months ago #87218 by nkgray
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I paid my second visit last week to the RSPB reserve at Blacktoft Sands in East Yorkshire. There is a lot of activity at the moment with passage migrants. I missed out on photos due to extreme distance of a pair of breeding Montagu's Harrier, but right on the limit of 600mm picked up several Western Marsh Harrier.

This female was cruising over the reedbeds and creating much alarm among the Common Teal and Little Grebe.



while this pair were engaging in aerial display (male below)



The migrant waders were in a wide array of different plumage states. Here are a few of them.

male Ruff



Spotted Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit



Another interesting passage bird was the Barnacle Goose



Among the resident species were -

Common Redshank



Water Rail



juvenile Northern Lapwing



juvenile Eurasian Tree Sparrow




Neil

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2 years 3 months ago #87221 by gordon
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Love the aerial display photo!

Cheers,
Gordon

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