Pretty hard work in the freezing cold wind up there this morning. It ended up with a big bonus with c242 Pink-footed Geese right overhead following the EWS from Andy at Northowram.
c180 in this group (above) closely followed by 11,25,12 and 14 (below)
Earlier on there were 30+ Canada's at Cold Edge along with 19 Greylags and a tired looking 'pinkie' type in with the domestics, It's not usually there with them but need to check it again as I couldn't get any leg colour - it just looked worn out (below).
Also in that area a flock of c130 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Blackbirds and c250 Starlings.
1 Reed Bunting
A male Peregrine over a couple of times
Plenty of B H Gulls and a few Common Gulls about as well as usual corvids
1 distant Little Owl near Wainstalls
UPDATE - with thanks to BS for checking out the 'pinkie' though I did manage to get up there later in the afternoon with Nick D and we met Pete S on his way down from that cold winter bite up there !
Besides the Pink-footed Goose showing better and showing it's leg colour we also found a pair of Stonechats by the small upper pond along with a Moorhen and then a single Little Owl on Castle Carr Road.
(See BS's blog - West Yorkshire Birding - and comments on the leg colour + photo's of this individual).