Sunday, 10 November 2019

Rodley NR

Sunday 10th November a.m.
 Following on from Yeadon Tarn I went to Rodley Nature Reserve where it started bright but soon clouded over with a temperature of 2°C.Over thirty Gadwalls here, the highlights were two Kingfishers, a GSW and a Goldeneye. Others seen included Cormorant, Pochard, Tufteds, Little Grebe, Wigeon, Jay, Mute Swan and Grey Heron.
Great Spotted Woodpecker


Kingfisher



Gadwall

Gadwall & Goldeneye

Goldeneye


BH Gull, Pochard & Goldeneye

Little Grebe

Pochard

Rodley NR 10/11/2019

Yeadon Tarn

Sunday 10th November a.m.
 A bright sunny start to the morning with a temperature of 2°C on arrival at Yeadon Tarn where there were five Cormorants on the wooden barriers.On the water there were 36 Tufteds, it was good to see a Kingfisher as if flew at the edge of the water and a couple of Pied Wagtails. In the trees there were a good selection of birds including Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Treecreeper, Nuthatch and Redwing.
Cormorant



Bullfinch



Goldfinch

Greenfinch



Mute Swans

Pied Wagtail

Redwing


Tufteds


Yeadon Tarn 10/11/2019

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Harold Park & Park Dam

Saturday 9th November a.m.
A frosty start with a temperature of 3°C at Harold Park where it was calm with some brightness amongst the cloud. There were ten Goosanders on the Lake , good to see the males back with the females, some were in the moulting process getting their adult/winter plumage.There was just one juvenile Great Crested Grebe, and a first for me here was a Muscovy Duck. There were also three Mute Swans on the top pond higher in the park as well as the usual Moorhen, Coots and Tufteds.
   Down the road at Park Dam there were 25 Tufteds, four Little Grebe, one GC Grebe and two Cormorants.
Goosander 





Juv GC Grebe


Little Grebe


Moorhen

Muscovy

Mute Swans

Cormorant

Goosanders

Harold Park 9/11/2019

Friday, 8 November 2019

Redcar Tarn

Friday 8th November p.m.
 A chilly afternoon at Redcar Tarn with a temperature of 5°C , with grey skies soon followed by rain.I was cheered up though when I saw a Wigeon out in the middle of the Tarn and the Goosander was still present.Good numbers of Lapwings, BH Gulls and Starlings along with the usual suspects Canadas, Coots and Tufteds. Others seen were Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Common Gull, LBB Gull and Herring Gull.
Common Gull


Goosander


Herring Gull



LBB Gull

Wigeon


Lapwing

Tufted

Starlings

Lapwings over Redcar Tarn 8/11/2019