Moving on brought us the song of a Reed warbler and more Coot, moving on again brought us the noise we had been waiting for "YAFFLE" in the tree tops and then it flew out and over the pond, another first for me! I managed some recording of the "Yaffle" of the Green woodpecker but I haven't sorted that out yet so will post that at a later date. Moving to Killingworth lake Terns bounced from one end of the lake to the other and Swift and Swallow were among the growing number of hirdunes, the lone Whooper still remains and so does the Gooseander which seems to have an injured wing and cannot fly.
On Sunday we decided on going to Holywell with my mind on getting some film of the dippers meaning quite a bit of sitting around! anyway I got them but I need to sort the film out so that will also be posted at a later date. A rat kept me occupied at the feeding station so too did a Robin and Dunnock.
Listening to Whitethroat, Willow warbler and Blackcap made for some good recordings, I hope to be able to get some better ones and some better pictures of them all too! for a more detailed report go to Brian's blog post by pressing Here.
On Monday I was in North Yorkshire visiting relatives, so I managed to get some pictures of this little known but beautiful waterfall in the village of Harmby, no prizes for what the waterfall is called! "Harmby waterfall" a very nice piece of woodland surrounds the waterfall known to house squirrel (grey) and many types of birds.
A quick look down at the lake on Tuesday brought even more Common terns, the air seemed black with between 60-80 swifts in the air over the lake a record as far as I'm aware, I've never seen so many swifts at the lake or for that matter anywhere in such large numbers in one piece of "airspace" Swallows, Sand martins and House martins were in large numbers to, the word "EVENTUALLY" is the word that springs to mind!!!
The recordings above are made up of Blackbird (First and final recording) Wren (Second recording) Great spotted woodpecker "KIK"ing (third recording) and again the final recording is another blackbird.
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