Sunday, 1 July 2007

Filey dams nature reserve

High water levels on the dams as seems usual these days, oh for a drought! Tree sparrows seem to have had a good year, this one basking in the midday warmth. Tufted duck have bred on the reserve but no young so far. Ruddy duck males prominent but females hidden, either still sitting or with small young in deep cover. Two or three little grebe pairs with young as with coot, just one or two survivors, too many crows, magpies and foxes nearby. Nothing to note on carr naze or filey brigg, very devoid of birds, a few cormorants and gulls. The cliffs have plenty of kittewakes, fulmars , razorbills, guillemots and a few puffins, all busy feeding young.

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