Hirst Wood - It certainly felt like the first day of spring this morning with a nice selection of breeding species recorded. These included three pairs of Treecreepers, three pairs of Nuthatches, 1 pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, four pairs of Jay, including the spectacle of four birds on one branch and two pairs of Mistle Thrush, one pair of which were busily carrying moss to their chosen site. Two female Goosanders were fishing in the river, a Grey Wagtail flitted about near the weir and eight Redwings fed in the pasture.
Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope - 3 Wheatears, 3 pair of Skylark, plus a Snipe displaying.
Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits - 2 Sand Martin, Chiff-Chaff, Kingfisher
Tong Park area - 6 Sand Martin, 2 Chiff-Chaff, 2 pair of Reed Bunting, 2 Red-legged Partridge.
Fewston Reservoir - 5 pair of Teal, 13 Tufted (9males), 4 Oystercatchers, 35 Fieldfare, 30 Siskin plus some Crossbills heard but not located. At the base of Swinsty Reservoir dam (east end), 30 Meadow Pipits feeding.
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