Friday, 17 April 2015

North Cave Wetlands

Friday 17th April
 I drove East today along the M62 to North Cave Wetlands a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Reserve.It was bright & sunny on my arrival with a temperature of 8°C, the first birds seen were Willow Warbler & Blackcap both singing but camera shy.I walked round the lakes stopping off at various hides along the way getting some good views of the many birds on the reserve.The most numerous being very noisy BH Gulls over a 1,000 spread out across the reserve.Some to mention are Shelduck, Shoveler, Teal,Gadwall,Oystercatcher,Cormorant,Lapwing,Gt Crested Grebe,Little Grebe & Sand Martin.
 There is a track that runs through the reserve & on the other side the area is called Dryham Ings which is more suited to waders.Some of the birds seen here were Avocet,Redshank,Ruff,Kestrel,Red-legged Partridge,Pied Wagtail,Greylag,Snipe & most notable for me several Little-ringed Plover.
 A great walk round & some good bird seen with the bonus of some pictures for Danny's blog. N.P.


male Gadwall

Little Grebe

Little-ringed Plover making a scrape

Three Little-ringed Plovers

Red-legged Partridge




male Teal

Good to see Little-ringed Plover

North Cave Wetlands 17/4/15


  1. Some lovely shots there - reminds me of Soil Hill (in my dreams)!


  2. Thanks John, mind you Soil hill has its moments with recent Snow Bunting & Ring Ouzel, and in the past Brian's had Dotterel & Purple Sandpiper so you never know, so long as your a hardy sole in the weather conditions up there. N.P.