Friday, 1 January 2016

Cullingworth & Hewenden Reservoir

Friday 1st January a.m.
 The morning started cold and frosty with a temperature of -1°C with low cloud making it a dull morning.This was not good for taking snaps but we did our best during our walk, we headed off picking up Collared Dove & Great Spotted Woodpecker in the village.A Kestrel was on a telegraph pole in the distance as we went along the Great Northern Trail towards Hewenden Viaduct,soon after some Canadas flew across in front of us and a Jay flew away.As we crossed the viaduct we saw Cormorants in the water & c100 BH Gulls on the Dam wall,a Grey Heron was at the edge of the reservoir.At the other side of the viaduct we saw a Pied Wagtail near the farm, we headed through the wood seeing LT Tits as we went at the top end of the reservoir we got another GSW.Heading back on the other side we got a closer view of the water where there were more Cormorants,Mallards,Tufted Ducks & we were delighted to see a pair of Goldeneye.Heading back on the other side of the reservoir a large number of birds flew in to a tree these were a mixture of Fieldfare and Redwings.We got another Pied Wagtail near the farm & further along we were surprised to see a flock of 15 Meadow Pipits.Along with a few other common species this meant we started the New Year with a total of 33 species.



female Goldeneye

male Goldeneye

Goldeneye pair


Meadow Pipit

Pied Wagtail


Fieldfare & Redwing

Fieldfare & Redwing

Hewenden Viaduct 1/1/2016

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