Thursday, September 3, 2009

Filey Dams YWT, North Yorks - 31st August 2009

A gentle soiree a few miles north to this hidden jewel of a coastal wetland; Bank Holiday Monday at a popular seaside resort with an easily accesible nature reserve equals a rabble anywhere else, but mercifully not here - two relaxing hours of the place (and hides) entirely to ourselves, but for brief visits from two friendly local birders.

A perfectly managed site and almost shamefully easy to cover, the Dams had a few nice waders (including two Greenshanks and a Bar-tailed Godwit), plenty of wildfowl and a little cluster of passerine migrants by the first hide, including two Spot Flys, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and a Lesser Whitethroat.