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.

Gull Common or Herring?

Mistle Thrush

Pheasant, starting to hide as it knows its been spotted



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.
Little Grebe


Gt C.Grebe

Grey Heron


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.
Tufted Duck



Pied Wagtail

Mute Swans

Harold Park 11/11/2017

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Redcar Tarn

Sunday 5th November a.m.
A bright sunny morning up at Redcar Tarn with a temperature of 4°C and the usual mix of birds which gave a good opportunity to take some pictures.

Grey Heron


Starlings on a sheep

Muscovy Ducks

BH Gull

Common Gull

Herring Gull

LBB Gull

Herring,Common & BH Gulls

Common,Herring and LBB Gulls

Redcar Tarn 5/11/2017