Saturday, 9 April 2016

Slippery Ford to Keighley Moor Reservoir

Saturday 9th April a.m.
 We arrived at Slippery Ford with cloudy skies and a temperature of 3°C in a search for recently seen Ring Ouzels but we missed out this morning.We walked up to the Reservoir getting good views of Reed Bunting,Wheatear,Curlew,Snipe,Red Grouse & plenty Mipits on our way.At the Reservoir it was good to see IH & FD at their watch point, they had both got the Ring Ouzels in the last few days but no sign of them today.On the water were Canadas,Greylags,Goosander & Mallards with a Grey Heron at the edge, a pair of Oystercatchers also arrived. Whilst we were here we also saw a pair of Stonechats & a couple of Kestrels & Golden Plover in the distance & another Reed Bunting.After stopping for a while we headed back picking up Lapwing,Mistle Thrush,Pied Wagtail & Fieldfare among other common species on our way.


Red Grouse

Meadow Pipit


Mistle Thrush

Pied Wagtail

male Wheatear

Slippery Ford


  1. Cracking photos as usual.
    Love the Stonechat and it's always good to get Wheatear.

  2. Thanks John we had a good morning even though we dipped on the Ring Ouzel.