On the 30th we set off to Hartlepool to pick up my gran so that she could spend the half-term holidays with us, this meant a quick visit to Saltholme. The reserve was closing soon so we only managed to visit Saltholme hide. On Back Saltholme there was a Spoonbill, but it was distant and sleeping and I had already seen a more active one in Filey just a little while ago. The hide also had feeding Avocets and Common terns. Some Great-crested grebes then drifted close. Even though the weekend wasn't predominantly a birding one, it still produced some great birds.
|Moorhens and a Coot|