Sunday, 28 May 2017

Rodley Nature Reserve

Sunday 28th May a.m.
 I moved on from Yeadon Tarn to Rodley Nature Reserve an RSPB site which lies just outside the BOG recording are but is a great reserve to visit, on the way seeing a Red Kite.In the first hide there is a good view of the lake where there are three pontoons for birds to nest on, fortunately a pair of Common Terns occupy one of them.These wonderful little birds are always a treat to see although they get harassed by the BH Gulls and others.There was a Little Grebe which was feeding near the hide and in the distance a pair of GC Grebes had three chicks.There is a Sand Martin wall for them to nest in and there was a good number of them making use of it with Swallows and Swift also overhead.
 At another hide I heard a Sedge Warbler and soon was able to spot it and get a few pictures, others were Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler.A few Reed Buntings were seen and a group of six Grey Herons,Lapwings,Gadwall,Tufted Duck and Mute Swans were also seen.
Common Tern

Sedge Warbler

Little Grebe

Reed Bunting among the Flag Iris


Grey Heron


Rodley Nature Reserve 28/5/2017


  1. Thanks Dave good to see the Sedge Warbler which has eluded me on previous visits to Rodley.