Saturday, 31 October 2015

Redcar Tarn

Saturday 31st October a.m.
A cloudy murky start to the day with a temperature of 12°C as we headed off towards Keighley.
We decided to call in at the BOG members Stockbridge reserve on our way to Redcar Tarn,seeing a Water Rail made the visit worth it but quiet otherwise.
When we got to Redcar Tarn the mist was swirling around sometimes we could see right across the Tarn & others only half way.There were the usual good numbers of Mallards,BH Gulls & Canadas along with Common & LBB Gulls,Lapwings & Pied Wagtail.Also good to see a Dunnock singing on a wall & a record 15 Pheasants in the field opposite the Tarn.The highlight though was the five Snipe seen on the pond over the road, great little birds these but very well camouflaged & hard to spot.The old resident Greylag somewhat of a local character was not seen & others told us it has been missing for a few days.
Common Gull

Water Rail at Stockbridge

LBB & BH Gull

BH Gull 1st Winter

LBB & Common Gull

Muscovy Ducks



Pied Wagtail


Four of the five Snipe seen 

Redcar Tarn 31/10/2015

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