9 Whooper Swans (including 3 juvs) on Baitings Reservoir found early afternoon (PG). They were still there when I called and were close in at 15:40 - then dogs appeared on the shoreline and they were off towards Ryburn and I lost them behind the trees so don't know if they went down there or towards Ringstone or Booth Wood Reservoir or moved off altogether.(?)
Still a few Crossbills, but mobile, at Walshaw Dean and nearby plantations (MH et al)
Report of a Little Egret around 13:30 >NW over above Cottonstones area (JG) so maybe heading towards Cragg Vale or the Calder Valley (?)
c300 Golden Plover in freshly manured fields at Ringstone along with a good number of Lapwing, Starlings and Black-headed Gulls - worth keeping an eye on that area but it's mostly a scope job to pick anything unusual out of the hoards of birds.!