Sunday, 19 November 2017

Lister Park

Sunday 19th November a.m.
As I walked to the Lake at Lister Park in the sunshine it was just 1°C after an overnight frost.The Lake was full of Gulls, c250 BH Gulls,15 Commons,10 Herring and 2 juvenile LBB Gulls with the usual Mallards and Tufteds. As I was walking round I heard the sound of approaching Canadas then they came down to the Lake c100 of them a great sight as they came down past me to land on the water.It was also good to see a single Goosander and in the stream area with the Blue,Great and LT Tits I spotted at least one Goldcrest, others included c50 Feral Pigeons,Song Thrush and Chaffinch.
Nigel.
Herring Gull



Goosander


Tufted Duck

Feral Pigeon

Common Gull


BH and Common Gull

Canadas

Coming in to land

just passed me




Lister Park 19/11/2017

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Cullingworth & Hewenden Reservoir

Sunday 12th November a.m.
A bright sunny start with a temperature of 4°C as I walked through Cullingworth to Hewenden Viaduct and then around the reservoir.There were 53 Canadas on the water with c100 BH Gulls and a good count of 12 Tufted Ducks.Others included Cormorant,Mallard,Moorhen,Teal & Wigeon on the water and in the surrounding area Kestrel,Mistle Thrush,Pheasant,Greenfinch and Goldfinch.
Nigel.
Kestrel


Gull Common or Herring?

Mistle Thrush

Pheasant, starting to hide as it knows its been spotted

Teal

Wigeon

Mallards & Tufteds

Wigeon & Tufteds


Hewenden Reservoir 12/11/2017

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Park Dam

Saturday 11th November a.m.
After my visit to Harold Park I went the short distance down the road to Park Dam where the sun was shining and the temperature remained at 7°C.As I approached the Lake it looked bleak with a first scan showing few birds except a couple of Coots and a distant Gt C. Grebe.Then with the bins I found several Goosanders on the far side of the Lake and then I spotted a Little Grebe always pleasing to see this bird.It wasn't long before there were three of them then a look up on to the overhead Pylon wires where there were three Cormorants.Then reinforcements came in the shape of Goosanders landing on the water giving a total of 17 birds.The morning was rounded off when eight Mute Swans (probably from Harold Park) did a couple of circuits of the Lake.
Nigel.
Little Grebe




Cormorant


Gt C.Grebe

Grey Heron

Goosanders


Mute Swans



Park Dam 11/11/2017

Harold Park

Saturday 11th November a.m.
A cool morning with a temperature of 7°C and a dull start but the sun came out later in the morning.
The Lake had the usual birds with a good count 11 Mute Swans including the juveniles and it was also good to see eleven Goosanders a Cormorant and Pied Wagtail.
Nigel.
Tufted Duck


Cormorant


Goosander



Pied Wagtail

Mute Swans

Harold Park 11/11/2017