As much as we love RSPB Bempton Cliffs, we needed a change of scenery, so headed down to RSPB Blacktoft Sands! The weather was a challenge with sunny intervals and (very) heavy showers! We managed a number of year ticks with Black Tailed Godwits, Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier, Spotted Redshank, Common Snipe, Bearded Tit and a juvenile Water Rail. The light was appalling, changing from dark and rainy to very bright with little contrast. Couple that with distance resulting in a challenge for 500mm plus 1.4 converter! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
Measuring up? Grey Heron with Little Egret
Black Tailed Godwit with Lapwing