A cloudy murky start to the day with a temperature of 12°C as we headed off towards Keighley.
We decided to call in at the BOG members Stockbridge reserve on our way to Redcar Tarn,seeing a Water Rail made the visit worth it but quiet otherwise.
When we got to Redcar Tarn the mist was swirling around sometimes we could see right across the Tarn & others only half way.There were the usual good numbers of Mallards,BH Gulls & Canadas along with Common & LBB Gulls,Lapwings & Pied Wagtail.Also good to see a Dunnock singing on a wall & a record 15 Pheasants in the field opposite the Tarn.The highlight though was the five Snipe seen on the pond over the road, great little birds these but very well camouflaged & hard to spot.The old resident Greylag somewhat of a local character was not seen & others told us it has been missing for a few days.
|Water Rail at Stockbridge|
|LBB & BH Gull|
|BH Gull 1st Winter|
|LBB & Common Gull|
|Four of the five Snipe seen|
|Redcar Tarn 31/10/2015|