Local Reservoirs and Blacktoft Sands

Early start at Broadstones reservoir early being 7am to view Canada Goose and Mallard on the reservoir plenty of Linnet and  Goldfinch on the approach path to the resrevoir with a few Warblers about mostly Whitethroat with Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap. This is were the good ended and the bad started now if I said “Dog not undercontrol” you will know what I mean but with tripod out and legs splained I kept it at bay till the irresponsible dog owner showed up and when challenged couldn’t give a hoot, see thread now on Huddersfield Birdwatchers Site.

Anyway moving on to Ingbirchworth Reservoir to still find a few Swallows, Swifts and House Martins and one juvenile Little Ringed Plover still hanging on from last weeks six.

Local stuff over and on to Blacktoft Sands to find a few Waders going thru Little Ringed Plovers seem to be for me at the moment the bird of the month and a couple could be found at Blacktoft along with Spotted Redshank (4) mostly in summer plumage, Black Tailed Godwit in good numbers, Ruff, Redshank, Bearded Tit flitting around the base of the reeds, Barn Owl in its nest box being just visible, a few Marsh Harrier, Sedge Warblers, and a juvenile Yellow Wagtail were all note worthy.

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