Sunday, 20 November 2011

Yeadon Tarn

Sunday 20th November a.m.
 Thick fog this morning, so set off to Yeadon Tarn hoping it would clear by the time we got
there and luckily as we got about half a mile away we came into clear blue skies.The
temperature on arrival was a cold 2.5°C, as we walked down towards the Tarn there was
a party of 20 Goldfinches in the trees. There were Mallards,Coots,Moorhen,Tufted Ducks,
Mute Swans,Canadas,BH Gulls and Pochard on the water. We also spotted 2 Great
Crested Grebe, as we were taken our snaps I noticed the fog in the distance was moving
towards us and within 10 minutes we were fog bound. We carried on and walked round
the Tarn with visibility poor but we could see around the edges OK. We spotted a Robin
and a Dunnock and then at the waters edge a Grey Wagtail. At the other end of the Tarn
by the Reed Beds there was a Mandarin Duck, then my dad said look a Kingfisher and
pointed to where it had flown. We walked closer and then it flew across in front of us then
disappeared, but a great end to a good mornings birding in the fog.
c200 - Mallards
c100 - BH Gull
36 - Canadas
c35 - Coot
20 - Tufted Duck
20 - Goldfinch
10 -Moorhen
10 - Pochard
4 - Mute Swan
2 - Great Crested Grebe
1 - Robin
1 - Dunnock
1 - Mandarin Duck
1 - Grey Wagtail
1 - Kingfisher
Mandarin Duck 1

Mute Swan 

Mandarin Duck 2



Great Crested Grebe and Tufted Duck

Great Crested Grebe

Grey Wagtail

Great Crested Grebe Collage

Yeadon Tarn island shrouded in fog

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