A visit to Yeadon Tarn this morning with cloudy conditions and the odd spell of sunshine with a temperature of 7°C.There was a Song Thrush giving a tune high in a tree and further round a second which was low enough to take a picture. There were 30 Coots with quite a few of them fighting as they do at this time of year, a good number of 23 Tufteds were counted. There were two adult and one Juvenile Mute Swan (Red Tag 024Y, 520Y, Yellow Tag 886). The highlight here though was four male Pochards and one female, always good to see these birds.
Driving back passed the airport and on to Carlton Road a Red Kite flew low in front of the car giving a good view if only brief.
|4 male and 1 female Pochards|
|Juvenile Mute Swan at Yeadon Tarn 19/2/2017|