After our visit to Harden Moor we went to the Coppice Pond at St Ives near Bingley where it
was cloudy and 7°C. On the water were the usual species Canadas,Coots,Mallards and Moorhen.
There were a pair of Tufted Ducks which we don't see very often here and also two Greylags that
we have not seen at this location before. We went to the hide which looks out at the bird feeders,
where there were several Grey Squirrels eating all the food. we did have visits from Chaffinch,Robin,
Blue Tits,Coal Tits,Great Tits and Nuthatch. Back on the water we saw our first Mallard chicks of the
year with a pair having nine young chicks,great to see. We then made a hasty retreat to the car as the
heavens opened and heavy rain followed by hail came down.
|Mallards with nine chicks|