Sunday, 8 February 2015

Yeadon Tarn

Sunday 8th February a.m.
 A cold frosty start to the day with a temperature of -1.5°C on our arrival but sunshine & clear skies made for a promising morning.We had a good start as we were walking down to the Tarn the sun was catching the trees making the Blue Tits,Chaffinch,Goldfinch & others that were flitting about easier to see.We also had a first for this site when we saw a Treecreeper which was a bit too quick for a snap but good for us to see. Also a Wren was keen for a snap but a few Redwing were much more flighty as we approached the water which was around 50% frozen.There were good numbers of Gulls with another first for us here as we spotted a Herring Gull, other notables Mute Swan,Gt Crested Grebe,Pochard & Tufted Duck.After our circuit we headed back to the car & off to Rodley NR, with our report to follow....

female Chaffinch

Mute Swan

Herring Gull

Herring Gull & BH Gull


GC Grebe just waking up from a snooze

Yeadon Tarn 8/2/15