An early start this morning to try and avoid the forecast rain, the sky was overcast and
the temperature was 11°C. Firstly we went to St Ives near Bingley where on the Coppice
Pond were the usual Mallards,Coots, Moorhen and a few Canadas. We saw a Grey Heron
on the far side of the Pond, from the bird hide we saw a Nuthatch and Great Tit on the bird
table along with a few Grey Squirrels.
We then went up to Redcar Tarn where again we saw the usual species namely Mallards,
Coot,Moorhen,Canadas,Lapwing and Tufted Duck,BH Gulls and a LBB Gull. Coot chicks
and Tufted duck chicks were all present and growing fast. Overhead a flock of over 100
Lapwings came through, we left before the rain started.
Back in the garden we have a couple of Sunflowers flowering well.
I have a new member/follower from the Birdbrain site who is very welcome, the Birdbrain
site has led me to recent sightings of Redshank and Yellow-legged Gull at Ogden reservoir,
and so as a new birder other sites are a great help for seeing some good birds, so thank you all.
|LBB Gull and others|
|Coot with chicks|
|Tufted Duck with chick|