Friday, 24 April 2015

Ben Rhydding, Dowley Gap & Cromwell Bottom

              Had a bit of a tour today on my day off with the weather
              being nice, decided to start off at Ben Rhydding Nature
              Reserve thought it would be bigger but a nice place,
              1 Goosander, 3 Heron, Great & Blue Tits, 4 Tufted Duck,
               2 Song Thrush, 4 Robin, 3 Chiff Chaff but the journey
              across there brought 4 Buzzards and a Hare.
              On way back seen 3 Red Kite one getting attacked by
              lots of Lapwing, 2 Kestrels, 6 Curlew, 2 Pied Wagtail.

              Decided to stop off at Dowley Gap for a nosey and on
              canal were 4 Greylags with goslings then went down by
              the sewage works where there were 2 Oystercatchers,
              6 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 3 Pied Wagtail, then down to the
              river nr the bridge there was 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Jay,
              3 LTT's, 2 Dunnock, 2 Blackbird, 2Wren a few Great
              & Blue Tits and a beautiful fancy Pigeon or Dove.
              Cromwell Bottom was next but decided to give bird viewing
              area a miss, 3 Goosander on river, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiff Chaff
              and the regular birds.

              Garden had the regulars Gold, Green, & Chaffinch and the
              Swallows again and Collared Dove.

                                             Chiff Chaff
                                             Tufted Duck

                                              Red Kite being mobbed


  1. Stonking Swallow shot Dave.
    And a good run about there as well.
    Have a good weekend - hope you not working all of it!

  2. Just the saturday John, have a nice weekend as well.