Thursday, May 8, 2014

.... stays on tour



A third and final day of our latest Yorkshire Coast Nature birding tour with a great group of 12 guests, concentrating on the forests (after days one and two focused on wetlands and coastline respectively). Challenging weather failed to dampen the day, with relaxed ambles at our favoured spots incorporating various target species including Marsh Tits, Dippers, Redstart, Tree Pipits, Grey Wags, Siskins, Redpolls, bucketfuls of warblers, Hobby, plus a wide variety of forest flora - but the highlight had to be the flock of seven or so Crossbills that entertained at close quarters, variously singing, feeding each other and generally giving perfect views.