Stopped off at Blacktoft Sands on the way to York to see Danny. The star birds here at the moment are a pair of Montagu’s Harrier which I was hoping to see. After a wait of about an hour and a quarter I spotted the pair over the reedbed although quite distant. They stayed on view for 10 minutes or more. The male was seen to mob a Marsh Harrier on a number of occasions. There were a lot of Marsh Harriers and Tree Sparrows around the reserve.
Travelled up to Spurn at the weekend to see the Rock Thrush that had been seen there on the previous two days. Unfortunately it was not seen but as we were up this part of the country Michael and I got to meet up with Danny who is at Uni in Hull. We went for a curry and stayed in Hull the night. We popped into Blacktoft Sands RSPB on the way home Sunday. The Wheatear picture below was taken at Spurn, The Grasshopper Warbler picture and video and Tree Sparrow picture were taken at Blacktoft Sands.
Grasshopper Warbler video :- http://youtu.be/-fSBIHXmoe4