Sunday, 31 May 2015

Friday Stroll

         Had a nice stroll down CBNR on friday on a nice but windy
         afternoon, plenty of bird song which was nice to hear.
         First birds seen were Blue Tits, Great Tits, Nuthatch, Robins
         on the car park feeders, then over the weir bridge was an unknown
         bedraggled and soaked bird (robin?) and a Long Tailed Tit by the
         kissing gate, on to the viewing area and a Jay was just flying off,
         it was seen twice more later in the day, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Coal Tit,
         3 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Dunnock, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Robin.
         Over the bridge were 2 Grey Wagtail and a Wren, then down by
         the river were 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiff Chaff and 2 Goosander and a
         couple of Damsel Fly's, down at the lagoon reed bed Sedge & Reed
         warblers were singing like mad but stayed hidden and a Heron on the
         banking  Mistle Thrush and young Blackbirds were seen, on to the
         canal and a Reed Warbler finally showed and then a Whitethroat &
         Willow Warbler, on way back to car park had a Heron flyover & a
         Kingfisher flypast.

         Bumped into a with a cage full of Mallard ducklings and there mother
         that had been hit by a car in Brighouse a few days earlier, she let them
         loose on the canal with fingers crossed for there future, then was talking
         to a gentleman who was disgusted about Cormorants been shot and Otter
         traps being set down at the fishing lake.
         I didn't get out on Saturday because was at York races which turned
         out well.


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