Easter Sunday was spent overlooking O res at Tophill Low NR, East Yorkshire… well it made a change of scenery from the countless hours looking at D res since late October!
Larids to Podiceps, amazing how interest changes as the clocks go forward an hour. No doubt there will be a little gull roosting fun in the coming weeks as things draw to a close, but there are other things to look at and enjoy.
Despite the light going once again, some better images of the Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena which left D res overnight and reappeared on O for the masses, with a nice Great Crested Grebe P. cristatus. Pictures in the poor light don’t do them justice.
I haven’t quite managed to crack 100 species for Tophill in the opening three months, but a female Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus over the southern end of the site is one closer to the landmark. If only I’d followed up my putative Marsh Tit Parus palustris instead of looking at Larids, and braved the snow to get both proper Swans… still plenty of time left in year!