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Graincliffe Reservoir - 6 Crossbill, Buzzard Reva Hill - male Stonechat, flock of 30 Lapwing, Red Kite Whetstone Gate - pair of Kestrel with male trying to mate (female not interested!) Cow & Calf - flock of 40 Fieldfare, pair of Buzzard Private Wetlands (permit holders only) - single Whooper Swan, 4 Female Goldeneye, 7 Tufted Duck, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Nuthatch.
Thursday 25th October: Swinsty/Fewston reservoirs
Common Crossbill: 2 flocks; about 20 birds around the main car park, and a small flock by Fewston. Those birds I saw well were Commons, although always possibility of other species in with them!
Redpolls: seem to be plenty around, a couple of sizable flocks seen. Only seen in flight; presumably mostly / all Lessers, but comments as above for Crossbills!
Siskin: one aerial flock seen, plus a few other odd birds around
Brambling: single bird in flight by Fewston, plus prob others heard
Fieldfare: 15-20 in flight Swinsty.
Other birds around incl Pink-footed Goose (heard, but couldn't be seen; I think a single bird was grounded out of sight on Fewston), Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Jay and Nuthatch. Plus Gareth Southgate out for a run!!
Barden Scale - mixed flock of approx 400 Fieldfare & Redwing, Buzzards, Red Kites, & 2 Raven
Brian Vickers Glovershaw
A family of five Stonechats hunting from the wall through Golcar Fields. A flock of seven Fieldfare flew over and a Snipe was flushed from the area alongside the Golf Course.
Park Dam - Goosander, 4 Wigeon, 60 Coot, 3 G C G, 3 Little Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck, 81 Canada Geese.
Jamie Brass Shipley Glen
A flock of 40 to 50 Pink-footed Geese came from the east and flew northwards at 5pm. They may have been looking for a roost as conditions were wet and misty.