Monday, 25 April 2011

Redcar Tarn Keighley

Monday April 25th early a.m.
    Today we went back to Redcar Tarn high above Keighley,it was a bit chilly
around 9°C and overcast. Again there were 20 Tufted Ducks on the Tarn along with
25 Mallards,one with chicks, 3 Mute Swans, 4 Canadas,6 Coots,2 Moorhen, 8 Black-
Headed Gulls, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 1 Swallow flew over,1 Goldfinch on the path.
We saw 10 Lapwings in the nearby fields and as we were leaving a Curlew flew over.
It was also nice to see the lambs in the farmers field.
Another good visit with plenty of bird life to see.

Mute Swan Juvenile


Mallards with chicks

Black-Headed Gulls

Corrected to Lesser Black Backed Gulls


Tufted Duck female

Tufted Duck Male



  1. The gulls are Lesser Black Backed Daniel. You get about a bit dont you.

  2. Thanks for that Brian will go back and correct
    the Gulls, yes we've been making the most of the recent good weather. We'er hoping it holds and stays dry on Friday so we can have a trip out to see some different birds.

  3. Hello Danny. Great blog. A 'Friends of Keighley Redcar Tarn' has been established recently and we wondered if we you would give us permission to use some of your photographs to promote an 'open day' event for the general public to enjoy the area. We would like to use some of your photos on a poster to be displayed around Keighley.

  4. Hi Shaun, I'm happy for you to use some of our Photographs, let me know how you get on.
    Regards Danny.

  5. Thanks. The group will be over the moon. I will send over a copy of the poster. Lets hope folk buy into the Friends of project and the Tarn benefits from its activities.