Royd Moor Reservoir

Some of our Summer Migrants are now arriving back in the country notably at the moment Sand Martin, Little Ringed Plover and Wheatear and it would have been easy for me to head off to Old Moor to bag a couple of these but I decided to stay in the club/patch area to see if I could find one locally, so I headed off to the Royd Moor area to try and find a Wheatear. I soon located a ♀ and ♂ Bullfinch as I headed down towards the reservoir also along the footpath Yellowhammer, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Chaffinch, on the water Great Crested Grebe, Mallard, Common Gull and Black Headed Gull. I headed off down to Scout Dyke around the farmland hoping to catch a migrant somewhere but all I saw were Meadeow Pipits, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail ♀♂,  and Linnet. No luck here so I headed back to the car and decided to drive down to Ingbirchworth living in hope, but alas no Wheatear the only birds I saw were Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Rook, Crow and Pheasant, so to try and pull something out of the bag in the form of a year bird at least I went and looked for the Little Owl [113] and sure enough there it was sat on top off the wall, well the day wasn’t lost after all.

Grey Wagtail

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