Saturday, 21 July 2012

Lister Park

Saturday July 21st a.m.
  At last a sunny start to the day with a temperature of 12°C when we arrived at Lister
Park in Bradford this morning. There were good numbers of Canadas feeding on the grass
with some on the pond. A couple of female Tufted Ducks had the first broods of chicks this
year which was great to see, along with the Mallard & Coot chicks. The Moorhens were
present with some juveniles and some BH Gulls had returned.We also spotted Swift high
above the park and a LBB Gull passed over. With the sun shining and the water fairly clear
we could see fish,we counted 11 Perch but I'm sure there would have been a lot more,we
took a snap but the surface muck on the water meant it wasn't very clear.Other birds we saw
included Nuthatch,Long-tailed Tit,Feral Pigeons and Wren.
 Also thanks to the lady who showed us where a pair of GSWs had raised some chicks that
have recently fledged,great to here about their successful breeding in the Park.
male Tufted Duck

female Tufted Duck with six chicks

Tufted Duck chick

Coot with chick

Mallard chicks

Mallard chick



Colourful Lister Park Bradford

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