Sunday, 26 May 2013

Rodley Nature Reserve

Sunday May 26th a.m.
 After our earlier visit to Yeadon Tarn we moved to Rodley Nature Reserve where the sun
was still shining with a temperature of 14.5°C.A good selection of birds here as usual with
the numbers down as some of the wildfowl has moved away.Things started well as the sun
shone on a Greenfinch in a tree near the car park and a Whitethroat sang at the top of a
distant tree, we also saw our first Sedge Warbler of the year.There were three pairs of
Common Terns which will hopefully breed successfully on the site.Others are ahead of the
game with a pair of Mute Swan having three cygnets & a pair of Oystercatchers also having
a young chick which was great to see.Among others seen were Jay,Grey Heron,Reed Bunting
Little GrebeWren.


Little Grebe

Common Tern

Mute Swan Cygnets

Oystercatcher chick


Oystercatcher with chick

Mute Swan with Cygnets

What a wonderful sight Oystercatcher with chick

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