As per the last post, little egrets and kingfishers assembled outside the hide suggested that there were masses of fish and inverts in there; So the question was when to offer them up for dinner. Traditionally the 15th of August is always the peak passage time, but the weather prior was not conducive with a wave of barren westerlies. However the 15th saw the wind change to migrant laden easterlies - so mud exposed we awaited the result.
Comparison with a ruff:
Unfortunately made worse by the loss of a highly valued member of the Tophill volunteering team recently. Chris Earl has been our star man for controlling mink, along with being a friendly face for visitors over the last few years and sadly passed away after a short illness. He'll be greatly missed and should anyone wish to pay their respects his service will be at Haltemprice Crematorium at 10:30am this Thursday the 1st of September.
Reserve walk this weekend on the 3rd of September at 10am - free with standard admission.
Unfortunately August's bat walk had to be cancelled due to torrential rain that night. As such it has been rescheduled for the 8th of September at 8pm - book on 01377 270690 for places - still a few left. Likewise on the 11th of September we have our 'See a kingfisher' event - again book in advance and hopefully a good chance this year...