Saturday, 16 September 2017

Harold Park and Park Dam

Saturday 16th September a.m.
 A dry sunny morning with a temperature of 10°C and the chance to do some birding took me to Harold Park.Here at the lake a Grey Heron was posing well and good to catch up with the pair of Mute Swans with their seven Cygnets.Others included Tufted Duck,GC Grebe,BH Gull,Collared Dove and Robin.
 Then it was down the road a short distance to Park Dam where there were c100 Swallow and 15 House Martins over the water some moving to the overhead cables giving me chance of a pic.There was also a Great Crested Grebe with a growing chick and a Little Grebe with two chicks,this was on a nest on my last visit so good to see it with the chicks.A Kestrel came close enough for a picture and a pair of Grey Wagtails were flying around, others included Mute Swans and Tufted Ducks.
Nigel.
Kestrel

Grey Heron



Mute Swan with seven cygnets

Mute Swans at Park Dam

Robin

Swallow


c100 Swallows over the water

Tufted Duck

GC Grebe

GCG chick

Grey Wagtail

Distant Little Grebe with two chicks

Harold Park 16/9/2017

Park Dam 16/9/2017

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Yeadon Tarn

Sunday 3rd September a.m.
 A bit of hazy sunshine this morning with a temperature of 11°C as I counted 18 Mute Swans on the Tarn.There were c30 House Martins,c20 Sand Martins and 10 Swallows flying over the Tarn and the surrounding trees.The water had just the usual species of c100 Mallards,Moorhen,Coot and Tufted Ducks and six House Sparrows were seen near the edge of the water.
Nigel.
Mute Swan



Swallows



Swallow & House Martin

House Martin

Drink time

Sand Martin

Just caught this Sand Martin 

Mallards

House Sparrows & Mallards

Moorhen

Coot

Yeadon Tarn 3/9/2017


Harden Moor

Saturday 2nd September a.m.
 A sunny morning with a temperature of 9°C but fairly quiet with a charm of c50 Goldfinch being the most active birds.There was a couple of singing Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers were seen, others included Bullfinch,LT Tit,Little Owl,Mipit,House Martin and Swallow.
Nigel.
Bullfinch






LT Tit