Saturday, 7 March 2015

Cromwell Bottom NR

Saturday 7th March a.m.
 After our earlier visit to Leeshaw we headed for Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve aka Elland Gravel Pitts, hoping for Siskin & Redpoll, no luck today, its been a poor Winter for these two species.We've had both in our garden before but not this Winter.
 Anyway all was not lost we started off walking alongside the River Calder down to the weir where we saw four Teal on the opposite bank. Then we followed the path back through the wood to the feeding area where we stayed watching the birds & getting a few snaps. We saw ten Bullfinch along with Coal,Blue & Gt Tits,Dunnock,Chaffinch & Robin.We then headed back & had a walk along the canal where we saw Grey Heron fly over Canadas,Mallards & a Juvenile Mute Swan(Yellow 106).
We saw a Cormorant fly over the ski lake & there were BH Gulls & four Tufted Ducks in the distance.We then headed off back to the car park & home after another busy mornings birding.

male Teal

Coal Tit



Grey Heron

Juv Mute Swan

male Bullfinch

female Bullfinch

River Calder running through Cromwell Bottom NR

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