Thursday, August 3, 2017

Just another North Yorkshire morning....



What to do with a couple of hours spare birding time with Rich this morning? Despite blustery, often dark and wet conditions, we mustered seven Turtle Doves (together at a private site), three Honey-buzzards and a pair of Goshawks dog-fighting in the skies above the forest, and a fantastically-accommodating Red-backed Shrike back on the patch (which, after finding her ten days ago, I haven't had the chance to revisit since). Not bad for a damp morning in early August....


There are five TD's in this photo, plus a beautiful bonus Woodpigeon....