Sunday, 1 September 2013

Anglers Country Park

Sunday 1st September a.m.
 Dull cloudy skies today as we ventured out to Anglers CP near Wakefield,this is a large
lake which is close to Wintersett Reservoir.A strong wind was blowing on our arrival with
a temperature of 13°C, we were hoping to see the Black-necked Grebe that has been
reported here over the last few days but a Little Grebe was the best we could do. The
lake held large numbers of Canadas,Mallards with Tufted Ducks,Pochard & Gt C. Grebe
also present.
 We headed for the main hide which over looks some shallower water & is more sheltered
with a series of islands.There were plenty birds to see here including Cormorant,BH Gull,
Lapwing,Grey Heron,Mute Swan,Wigeon,Shoveler,Coot,Moorhen & Gadwall. Among the
BH Gulls was a Yellow-legged Gull we believe with it having a very pale grey back.
  The Little Grebe was the bird we kept an eye on most, maybe hoping it would turn into a
Black-necked Grebe but not today for us.We spent most of our time in the hide so there
were plenty other spots for it to go around the large lake.
Cormorant

YL Gull

YL Gull, 3rd Winter having a snooze

Gadwall

Pochard

Shoveler,Moorhen & Little Grebe

Wigeon & Little Grebe

Gt C. Grebe

Little Grebe


On the move

Bit of preening

Snooze time

View from the hide at Anglers CP

1 comment:

  1. A good selection there lads, nice one on the Y.L.

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