Spent some time at High Royd this morning on the way past to see if I could catch sight of the Shovelers but no joy I'm afraid.
Also checked the river to see if Andy's Mute Swan was still there but it had gone. Having spoken to Andy he said the RSPCA may have picked it up this morning so will await confirmation from him.
At High Royd:
Teal - 3
Moorhen - 2
Coot - 3
Canada Goose - 5
Mallard - 6
Grey Wagtail - 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
Chiffchaff - 2 around High Royd and 1 back towards Sowerby
Blue, Great and Long Tailed Tits
Further on the canal there were 9 early Mallard ducklings, and while walking past Moderna in Mytholmroyd an Oystercatcher flew over calling and heading towards Midgley.