Sunday, 27 February 2022

Lister Park

Sunday 27th February a.m.

 Another bright sunny morning with a temperature of 1°C as I headed for the lake at Lister Park.  Here there was a Goosander and a couple of Mute Swans together with the usual BH, Common and Herring Gulls, Canadas, Greylags, Tufteds, Moorhen and Coots.

 A walk around the park was slow to start with just a GSW and Nuthatch seen but over time, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Redwing, Lt Tit, Siskin and Treecreeper were added. Others included Robin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Goldfinch.





Song Thrush

Mistle Thrush

LT Tit



BH & Common Gull



Herring Gull

Mute Swan

Lister Park 27/2/2022

Saturday, 26 February 2022

Hewenden Reservoir

Saturday 26th February a.m.

 A chilly start with an overnight frost but up to 4°C as the sun came up and I headed for Hewenden Reservoir seeing a flock of c25 Redwings, a GSW, Collared Dove, Starlings, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Song Thrush on the way.  The reservoir held c25 Canadas, Goldeneye, Greylags, Tufteds, Cormorant, Teal and three Goosanders.  Others seen were Lapwing, Nuthatch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, LT Tit and Jackdaw.  



Great Tit


Song Thrush

Canadas & Greylags




Hewenden Viaduct

Hewenden Reservoir 26/2/2022

Friday, 25 February 2022

Redcar Tarn

 Friday 25th February p.m.

 A bright sunny afternoon up at Redcar Tarn with a temperature of 8°C, where there were plenty birds to see.  These were mainly BH Gulls, Mallards, Canadas and Greylags.  Others seen were Tufteds, Herring Gull, LBB Gull, Common Gull, Coots, Jackdaws and Rooks.

Tufted Duck

BH Gull & Herring Gull

BH Gull


Herring Gull

LBB Gull

Redcar Tarn 25/2/2022

Saturday, 12 February 2022

Dowley Gap

 Saturday 12th February a.m.

 A Morning of cloud very brief spells of sunshine and showers with a rainbow and a temperature of 6°C.  The water works had 25 Pied Wagtails but not much else, the River Aire had four Goosanders and a Cormorant.  In a nearby field there were 45 Greylags and 25 Canadas plus a couple of Herring Gulls.


Pied Wagtail


Canada, Greylags & Herring Gulls

Canadas & Greylags

fast flowing River Aire

calmer section of the River Aire 12/2/2022