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Marsh Sandpiper - still at home at Blacktoft!
The marsh sandpiper heads the cast of waders currently present at Blacktoft. It has now been in this part of the Humber for 20 days! Today, like most of last week, singleton lagoon was the place to find this special bird. Other waders include almost 200 Black-tailed godwits, 14 spotted redshank, 65 dunlin...
31 Jul 2011
Sunday Special at Blacktoft
Todays action includes water rail, young marsh harriers, bearded tits, spoonbills, 12 types of waders and one or two little egrets! Starting at the beginning - water rail. A family of young water rails (adult plus 4 very small young) were seen by many along the edge of townend this afternoon. At a...
10 Jul 2011
Reserve sizzles hot hot hot as Mexican Bandits appear!
The sizzling hot weather seems to be good for the birds at the moment! An Osprey flew high over on Friday as it did the week before and almost exactly at the same time! Maybe its going to the Golden Chippy (Shop) in Goole for last dinner time orders, I never knew ospreys were Catholic though? Waders...
4 Jul 2011
Spoonbills, avocets and some waders
A wide variation of birds to see at Blacktoft right now. From our spoonbills to some young avocets to those spotted redshanks. Lets start with those spoonbills . They are sleeping a lot this week - often at the back of townend. These two have been here for three weeks now. Today they left their sleeping...
1 Jul 2011
Spoonbills continue to entertain
Our two spoonbills are still here and are often seen preening and sleeping on singleton lagoon. Then visiting townend lagoon to feed offering excellent views of them sweeping those bills through the water - often they go round in circles after what they are after. Waders continue to favour marshland...
15 Jun 2011
Mikes top Blacktoft moments of 2010
Well we are nearing the end of another year and here is my top 5 Blacktoft moments of 2010. 1) The amazing sight of a rough-legged buzzard being chased by nine of our marsh harriers on Sunday 24 th Oct 2) The walking, flying and even climbing young bittern of Wednesday 15 th September. ...
19 Dec 2010
Waders, Water rails and some wind
Waders With the wind over the last few days the waders have been in groups in sheltered spots around the reserve. It has turned calmer this afternoon and the waders have returned to feeding, sleeping or preening throughout the lagoons. Highlights include at least 14 spotted redshank hunting in groups...
30 Aug 2010
Change in lagoon of the week
Top watching spot this week is no longer marshland. The lagoon that in my opinion is the best location for watching the birds at the moment looks a bit like this picture. Today the bulk of the 80 or so black-tailed godwits were present there along with up to 14 greenshank . It is also a great place...
13 Aug 2010
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