Saturday, 17 May 2014

Harold Park & Park Dam

Saturday 17th May a.m.
 Another lovely day today with sunshine & a temperature of 16.5°C when we arrived at
Harold Park in the South Bradford area.The first bird we saw was a Mistle Thrush in the
sunshine,a Coot chick was growing fast now fending for itself.On the water were Canadas,
Coots,Mallards,Moorhen,Gt C. Grebe & Tufted Duck.
 We moved down the road a short distance to Park Dam where it was great to see a pair of
Mute Swans with seven Cygnets.It was also good to see a pair of Gt C. Grebes with three
chicks, their black & white stripes making them very distinctive.The Swans are very protective
to the little ones & when a Canada got too close it was chased off.Others seen here were Coots,
Moorhen,Mallards,Tufted Duck,Swallows & Swift.
Great Crested Grebe

Gt C. Grebe with chicks

Coot chick at Harold Park

Mistle Thrush at Harold Park

Mute Swan Cygnet

Four Cygnets

Mute Swans with their Cygnets

Mute Swan

Canada being chased off

Harold Park pond

Park Dam 17/5/2014

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