Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Ghost Town Reserve

        I was all set up to go to Adel Dam for the day but then
        changed my mind at the last minute and decided to go
        Rodley NR instead with it only being open Wednesdays
        during the week, but wished I'd stuck to my first choice
        as it was like a ghost town for bird life at least compared
        to what it usually has to offer, and what was on offer were
        mostly miles away apart from Reed Bunting and LTT that
        decided to give me and my mate Chris T a pose.
        2 Grey Wagtails were seen dancing about on some logs under
        the bridge before I decided to set off to the first hide hoping
        to see some Sand Martins but sadly it wasn't to be, there were
        just Canada's with a few Greylags geese, Coots and in the
        distance were 5 Teal and lots of Gulls, Ive never known
        Rodley to be so quiet, not even a Heron to be seen which is
        unusual for this reserve, a Shoveller was asleep by the reeds
        again a long way off, 8 to 10 Linnet were zooming about over
        the meadow area, then up to the viewing area where Reed
        Bunting showed well along with Blue Tit and a single
        Greenfinch and a male Bullfinch paid a flash visit, I'd now
        lost my mojo and set off back to the car where 2 Buzzards
        were seen in the far distance and that was that.

        Garden had Goldfinch, Mistle Thrush, Starling, Collared Doves,
        Blackbird and way up high were 2 Buzzards doing a circular soar.
        Oh I forgot there was also a single Cormorant on the Rodley lake.



  1. Lovely Reed Bunting photo Dave.
    One of my favourite birds.

  2. Cheers John, glad you got back onto the site.