Saturday, 1 September 2018

Yeadon Tarn

Saturday 1st September a.m.
A bright morning with a temperature of 14°C at Yeadon Tarn where there was not too much variety of birds to choose from on the water.There were Tufteds,Mallards,Coots,Moorhen and the pair of Mute Swans with their four growing Cygnets.Above the water were House Martins and Swallows and I was very pleased to get a September Swift, most were gone locally in early August.Walking round the Tarn I saw a couple of Willow Warblers and also a couple of BH Gulls then a commotion from some Carrion Crows drew my eyes up over the water.A large Rapter flew across being mobbed by the crows, it was in silhouette making ID difficult for me between Buzzard or Red Kite, I decided on Buzzard looking through the pics,see if you agree.
Buzzard, I think

Crow giving chase

more Crows  giving chase

BH Gull Juv

Mute Swans with four Cygnets

Tufted Duck

Willow Warbler

plenty Mallards with the Swans

Yeadon Tarn 1/9/2018


  1. Great pics Nigel.
    3rd Buzzard picture is a cracker.
    Don't know how you get your Warblers to sit still.

  2. Thanks John, sometimes I'm lucky with the Warblers but they often give me the runaround.