After our visit to Bingley we went to Redcar Tarn high above Keighley where we saw
the usual species of birds in high numbers. The Tufted Duck we saw a couple of weeks
ago with three chicks now only has one, but we saw another Tufted female with four chicks.
There were a couple of Lesser Black Backed Gulls about which were showing some interest
in the chicks.We think the picture below shows a LBB Gull on a drum but there have been
some Yellow-legged Gulls in the area, we're not able to spot the differences between
these very similar Gulls.
c150 BH Gulls
c 25 Coot plus chicks
6 Tufted Ducks plus chicks
4 LBB Gulls
3 Moorhen plus chicks
1 Pied Wagtail
|Tufted Duck with single growing chick|
|Tufted Duck with four chicks|
|Coot chicks growing well|