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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Sunday 12 January 2014

Stockbridge Reserve (members only) - At 10.30 a skein of 300 Pinkfoot flew west over Keighley.
A small ice free pool attracted two Water Rail this morning. A total of 33 species recorded including -
Redpoll, Jay, Goosander, Cormorant, 4 Reed Bunting, Siskin. No sign of Tawny but two Curlew flew east above Riddlesden. Sparrowhawk was seen and a Kestrel gave a flight display to another.
Fred Drake et al

Fewston - 5 Brambling plus a Nuthatch in plantation at the noth end. On the reservoir - 38 Canada, 9 Teal,
102 Mallard, 9 Tufted, Cormorant, Coot, Moorhen.

Swinsty Reservoir - 3 LBB, 1000 BHG & 1300 Common Gulls.
John Poland

East Riddlesden Hall
Single Pink-footed Goose with 40 Canada Geese in the fields beyond the hall. 150+Pink-footed Goose skein flew up the aire valley then banked west at 10.30am. Sparrowhawk, 3 Goosander, Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Common Gull.....
M Doveston

Queensbury - 257 Pink Footed Geese flew west at 11.30.
Brian Sumner