Your recent sightings at Blacktoft Sands
Your recent sightings
Black and white in full colour!
At this time of year the breeding season is full swing but already migration has started in earnest making for some great birding and wildlife watching around the reserve. One species that is really stand out at the moment are the returning spotte...Posted 18 Jun 2018 by Pete Short
The return of the prodigal waders
For some species of wader the turn around from spring to autumn can be very quick indeed with already the first Scandinavian waders returning to the Humber this weekend . The first to arrive back were those dusky maidens better known as spotted...Posted 11 Jun 2018 by Pete Short
Avocets chicks and marsh harriers
At the moment its certainly a case that the avocet chicks and marsh harriers are the stars of the show on what is pretty much the height of the breeding season. Its been nice to see a few avocet chicks this year with about 10 on Marshland at the...Posted 08 Jun 2018 by Pete Short
Days of two halves
There's certainly some funny old weather at the moment with the mornings often been overcast and cool but then by afternoon its scorching hot! And this certainly seems to be influencing what wildlife you can see on the reserve at the moment , take...Posted 06 Jun 2018 by Pete Short
Marsh harriers play pass the parcel
The last few days have certainly been hot and sultry and this is really making the wetland vegetation grow like a Jungle and providing a host of insects for hungry broods of youngsters that are being reared across the marsh. And there's no doubt...Posted 01 Jun 2018 by Pete Short
Summers in full swing!
Here on the reserve its looking very verdant at the moment with the reed growing like mad in the warm and dry summer weather. We are very much in the middle of the main breeding season too with marsh harriers feeding young, bearded tit broods...Posted 30 May 2018 by Pete Short