Harwood Dale Lake
At Harwood Dale Lake we saw many different birds. There were lots of Common gulls as well as some Herring and Black-headed. Also there was a pair of Oystercatchers and Lapwing. There were various duck species including Teal and Mallard.
I had never been to this lovely woodland, it was great. The first bird we saw was a Redwing. We then heard a Green Woodpecker but unfortunately did not manage to see it. We also heard a distant one then the close one again, we were unsure whether this was two birds or just the one moving around!
Taylor Way is near to Scarborough rubbish dump, not the cleanest place to bird! We knew there were Jack Snipe there but we hadn't seen any before. As we were walking around we got great views of Skylark and Lapwing. Then from beneath me shot a Jack Snipe we watched it fly, I was so amazed that I only managed to take a picture when it was a long way away! This was my first Jack Snipe and it was great! We then went to the pools just down the road and saw some Gadwall.