Had a nice stroll around the reserve today on a nice but windy
afternoon, plenty of bird song about which was nice to hear.
First birds seen were Blue Tits, Great Tits, Nuthatch & Robin
on the car park feeders, then over the weir bridge was an unknown
bedraggled and soaked bird and then a Long Tailed Tit by the
kissing gate, on to the viewing area and a Jay was just flying off,
it was seen twice again later in the day, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Coal Tit,
3 Blue Tits, 3 Great Tits, 1 Dunnock, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Robin.
Over the bridge on the river were 2 Goosanders and 2 Grey Wagtail
one was a young un, then down by the river 2 Blackcap, 1 Wren,
2 Chiff Chaff, and a couple of Damsel fly's, down at the reed bed
Sedge & Reed Warblers were singing like mad but stayed hidden,
Mistle Thrush was seen down there and a Reed Warbler showed
itself over the canal and then a Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler',
on the way back to the car on the canal path seen a Heron flyover
and then a Kingfisher flew along the river.
Bumped into a lady with a basket full of Mallard ducklings and there
mother that had been hit by a car nr Brighouse she let them out on the
canal and crossed her fingers for their future, then was talking to a
Gentleman who was disgusted at Cormorants being shot and Otter
traps been set down at the fishing lake.