Saturday 5th August 2017 and the morning was spent at the Wykeham Forest Raptor Viewpoint, in Yorkshire. Several Honey Buzzard and Goshawk had been on view during recent days and we were not disappointed. We visited this site a few weeks ago and had brief and distant views of Honey Buzzard. On Saturday, the weather was better and the birds were better and we had at least 3 Honey Buzzard and 2 Goshawk showing really well at times. Always tantalisingly distant for good quality photos, nevertheless I managed a few half decent record shots.
A juvenile White-winged Black Tern had been resident at Far Ings Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire, just the other-side of the Humber Bridge. Glyn & Richard had already seen this bird last weekend, but they were good sports and we headed over to Far Ings and I managed to see the bird. Very difficult to photograph as it was constantly feeding in the middle of it’s favoured lake. I did manage a couple of record shots and it was a good job I made the trip to see it, as there was negative news on the pager on Sunday morning 6th August and the bird appears to have moved on. Year List moves on to 210.
White-winged Black Tern – juvenile – above 3 images – Far Ings, Lincolnshire – Tony Davison©
Honey Buzzard – a record shot of a moulting male – Wykeham Forest Raptor Viewpoint, Yorkshire – Tony Davison©
Goshawk – juvenile – Above 6 images – 2 different birds – first 5 are of same bird – the one above is of a different bird – Wykeham Forest Raptor Viewpoint, Yorkshire – Tony Davison©