Your recent sightings at Blacktoft Sands
Your recent sightings
The breeding season just gets better and better! Great news for 'our' avocets
Some fantastic news over the last few days here on the Humber is that avocets are fledging young from the lagoon that we created back in 2017 out on Whitton Island! See this link - https://community.rspb.org.uk/placestovisit/blacktoftsands/b/b...Posted 17 Jul 2019 by Pete Short
As birders we spend a fair bit of time looking up. Looking up into trees to spot that elusive arboreal beauty or staring into the sky tracking spoonbills, marsh harriers or flocks of sand martins. We usually have a pair of binoculars glued to our...Posted 14 Jul 2019 by xDarrenx
Sand martins and spoonbills
This last couple of days seems to have been dominated by our marvellous spoonbills and then when the weather was overcast a fantastic gathering of 6000 roosting sand martins . On some days there has been up to 14 very entertaining spoonbills , and...Posted 12 Jul 2019 by Pete Short
In my early birding days I’d listen to some of the “old folk” saying this time of year is slow for birding . I don’t agree. It’s all happening at the moment ranging from parent birds sitting on the nest, like this little grebe (surely we’ll have...Posted 09 Jul 2019 by xDarrenx
New things and old – Fledgling season.
It’s a fantastic time of year where new things and fledglings abound and that includes me. I’ve been working at the reserve for a couple of months now and still feeling a little shiny and new. Thankfully I’m surrounded by a fantastic team of peopl...Posted 05 Jul 2019 by xDarrenx
Fledgling barn owls give top evening entertainment.
There is no doubt that the 2019 breeding season is still very much in the swing of it with fledgling birds all over the place but then many broods of some species just hatching, it makes for some very entertaining birding both in the mornings and...Posted 05 Jul 2019 by Pete Short