Sunday, April 15, 2012

High Royd 8am - 10.30am

Pair of Shoveler still on main pool but elusive spending a lot of time behind the willows.

1 Little Grebe (thanks to Gordon D, for pointing it out - good to see you again and adding another new species to my High Royd list). Has anyone seen this species here before??

4 Swallows over the new sewage beds.

1 male Reed Bunting

3 Singing Blackcaps

Pair of Nuthatch nest building

Pair of Stock Dove (the other day was also a new species at the site for me)

GSW drumming

Also usual Chiffchaffs, Moorhen, Coot, Teal (whose numbers appear to have increased over last couple of days), Blue tit, Great tit, LTT (3 pair), Mallard, Canada Goose, Jay, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Rook.


DJSutcliffe said...

Well done with the Shoveler again Andy. We do have records for Little Grebe there and on the stretch of river just behind. A good bird to get all the same.

martynbirder said...

Little Grebe used to breed there in the early nineties

DJSutcliffe said...

Thanks Andy - I picked the pair of Shoveler up this afternoon deep in the willows in the main pond, but took me 40 mins! You did well to find them in the first place. Little Grebe still there plus at least 2 pairs of Teal. 1 Reed Bunting and c6 Swallows.