Saturday, 27 February 2016

Morning Tour

Saturday 27th February a.m.
A dull morning with a temperature of 1°C, but a dry weekend day at last & not feeling too cold with no wind to contend with.Our first port of call was to check out a local spot where we hoped to find a special resident and we were pleased to see a pair of Peregrine Falcons.
Peregrine Falcon
Redcar Tarn
We then moved on to Redcar Tarn where we found the usual assortment of Geese,Ducks and Gulls with some good additions in the form of c25 Lapwings and a pair of Pied Wagtails.
Pied Wagtail


Common Gulls first Winter

LBB Gull

Redcar Tarn 27/2/16
Damems Keighley
We next moved to Damems which is part of the Keighley area and walked along side the River Worth seeing a pair of Grey Wagtails and a Jay.
Grey Wagtail

Leeshaw Reservoir
Our final stop where we found the water unusually still like a mirror, just a couple of Mallards and a Cormorant were in the water.We were pleased to see our first pair of local Oystercatchers this year and the Lapwings were back in good numbers spread out over the surrounding fields.


Redcar Tarn Pond, partly frozen but still plenty of gulls here


  1. Cracking Peregrine - a bird I've never got a decent photo of (yet)!

  2. Thanks John, I'm sure you'll get a decent photo of a Peregrine before too long.