A bright sunny start at Yeadon Tarn with a temperature of 5°C and feeling cold in the strong wind coming across the water.There was a good selection of birds on the water the best of these being four Great Crested Grebes,three Goosanders and three Cormorants.One of the Grebes caught a large fish which will have served it well for breakfast.Other birds on the water were Mallards,Coots,Tufted Ducks,BH & Common Gulls and Moorhen.There were also ten Mute Swans, two of which were juveniles and we spotted one yellow tag ring number 437 on an adult.After a walk round we headed back towards the car park seeing four Lapwing fly over and around ten Goldfinch high in the trees.We also had a first for this site when a bird flew in to the trees in front of us, with the bins we saw it was a Great Spotted Woodpecker, we even managed to get a snap before it flew away to round off the morning.
|GSW a site first|
|Gt Crested Grebe|
|Fish for breakfast|
|Looking across the Tarn from the airport end|
|plenty jetting off to no doubt warmer climates|
|Yeadon Tarn 5/11/2016|