A Young Birder's account of Trips, Twitches and Patch visits. Also enjoy my bird ringing experiences as a C-ringer.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
North Yorkshire Moors - 3rd July 2012
Whilst visiting my girlfriend, Amy, in Yorkshire, we took a trip up to the North Yorkshire Moors to have a look for Adders. Sadly we weren't able to find any, but we saw a flock of 11 very vocal Common Crossbills. This is the first time I have been able to photograph this species and the vast majority of sightings I have had of this species have been in flight.
In addition to the crossbills, there was a very vocal male Whinchat, several Common Frogs and Smooth Newts, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Heath and Small Copper.
Despite the lack of Vipera berus, it was a really enjoyable day.