Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Today's news

Ringstone Reservoir - a nice find from DF early afternoon - a juvenile tern on the rocks with other gulls.
Some nice shots below from JM would seem to confirm the identity as a juvenile Arctic Tern.
Also another very nice shot, the lower photo. A surprise Merlin (adult female?) seen chasing the smaller birds around the bushes. Not an easy bird to get a decent photo of - nice one.

Mixenden Reservoir
Female Goldeneye still present along with a single juv/female type Tufted Duck, 3 Mallard, 1 Moorhen and 72 Canada Geese.
Small tit flock in the plantation included a couple of Goldcrests.
Hunter Hill
2 Sand Martins >SW along with a small group of Swallows
1 Kestrel
3 Meadow Pipits >SW
Lots of House Martins (maybe 25 + but distant) over Heathmoor Park/Abbey park estate mid afternoon.


Dave Brotherton said...

Nice one DF

Brian Sumner . said...

These reservoirs are paying dividends this year Dave, another nice find.
Good photos John, hope you used the Gimbal head.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Well done both.
Great to see the photos on the blog so quicky as well.
2 smashing birds to see.