Daily Archives: January 21, 2011

Horbury Wyke

Out to Horbury and once again I was out in freezing temperatures  arriving at about 8:30am I was  soon togged up and  making my way along the footpath slowly towards the filter beds. Birds were soon evident mainly on the river Mallards, Moorhen, Coots a few Goldeneye [Video Link] heading down river both males and females, Great Crested Grebes were about with male and females  Goosanders in and amongst. Soon at the filter beds were the smaller stuff was hanging about Pied Wagtails were numerous a single Grey Wagtail [first of the 5 to see] two Lesser Redpolls and a single Meadow Pipit were a nice surprise to find, and with  Goldcrest, Bullfinch,Treecreeper, Blackbirds, Redwings, Song Thrush there was plenty to see. Canada Geese were on the Wyke itself with Great Spotted Woodpecker calling from a nearby tree it was know slowly warming up temperature wise and there was still plenty to feast upon Tufted Duck and Little Grebes [Video Link] were new today Grey Heron, Cormorants and Black Headed gulls overhead Long Tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Magpie, Chaffinch were all seen as I made my way back to the car and another ending to a mornings birding and I even managed a bit of Digi/Videoscoping 🙂

Song Thrush