Tuesday, April 17, 2012

High Royd this morning

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
Blackcap singing
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.


Andrew Huyton said...

The Swan was rescued this morning by the RSPCA and taken to a swan rescue centre in Cheshire! So it is in safe hands and hopefully will make a full recovery. Unfortunately we will not be able to obtain updates on this bird, not that the Yorkshire swan rescue hospital provided any on the Whooper despite several calls to them.

DJSutcliffe said...

Well done Andy getting the swan a sporting chance!
Those are nice early ducklings Jeff