A trip to the Seaside

I thought I would try around Scarborough today, have a look at a few of the local specialities the go for an hour or two looking for Goshawks.

I started at Holbeck car park and saw some nice mediterranean gulls in the morning light along with a few more commoner black-headed gulls.

Then on to the harbour but didnt see a great deal apart from a few feeding shag (one appeared to catch a dragonet) but no sign of black-necked grebe or great northern diver.

Then on to Forge Valley and had a nice couple of hours there photographing some of the more common species. Great spotted woodpecker, stock dove, marsh tit, nuthatch and treecreeper were all 'new' for the year.

Then on to the raptor watchpoint a few siskins were feeding quite close then a couple of crossbills appeared which was ver nice.

Then the stars of the show appeared goshawks! they were miles away to be fair and well out of the range for a photograph but very nice to see all the same.

By late morning it was beginning to cloud over so I headed off back home after a very nice trip out.