Thursday, 14 January 2010

Black-throated Thrush

Black-throated Thrush

Black Redstart

A trip over towards Newholm near Whitby today to try and locate the Black-throated Thrush, the roads over the moors were Ok and the side road down to the village were clear, (thanks to Col for driving us), the bird was fairly easily located in a residents front garden and the locals were very friendly. Excellent views were had of the bird (hope it manages to escape the clutches of the many cats in the village!!). From here we headed to Lockwood beck which was devoid of birdlife with the exception of a couple of Goldcrests which had managed to survive the Arctic conditions. We then headed to South Gare where we managed to see Snow Bunting, Skylark, Black Redstart and a Red-throated Diver, down the road at Coatham we saw a female Smew. Over the Transporter Bridge to North Gare where Twite and Stock Dove were there in big numbers......................then home to thaw out excellent day.

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