A brief stop at Warter en-route to North Cave, proved worthwhile with my first sighting of goslings this year;
And the morning got better still with a fly past from a Red Kite!
I'd heard reports of lots of Yellow Wagtails being seen at North Cave, and sure enough there was a quite a few around, the biggest group I saw was nine together all busy feeding. In the same area there were plenty of other birds also feeding including...
On one of the small pools a Coot was sat tight on her nest
Likewise for the Mute Swan, but a bit bigger nest!
Nearby these Lapwing flew by making lots of noise!
The warm weather, certainly encourages the butterflies; my first Peacock Butterfly of the year
Some nice spring blossom!
One of my favourites - Avocet - Look at those amazing blue legs!
These were seen on the pools near Turret hide, there were these two close by and a small group a bit further away
Black Headed Gull showing off in the sunshine!
Black Tailed Godwit flying in
and time for a quick scratch! Unfortunately, they were a bit far off for a good shot.
Sandmartin checking out a suitable nest