Another visit out to a local spot near Brighouse, Cromwell Bottom, hoping to pick up on some warbler action for the night.
3 Buzzards were nice to see as I pulled into the car park, then there was a little else on my way down to the feeding station, Wren, Robin and Blackbirds mainly.
The feeding station produced plenty with Chaffinch, Robins, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit with a few Blackbird, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, and the odd Bullfinch and Reed Bunting.
Out on the river were a couple of male Goosander with a single female and a single Moorhen along with single Grey Wagtail. Plenty of Wrens on the reserve but trying to get of photo of one of these was difficult and a task I failed at. Eventually I did pick up on a new warbler species for the year, a single Willow Warbler was new with a Chiffchaff nearby to get a comparison. A single Treecreeper was a nice one to see by the riverside trees
A Little Grebe and a Grey Heron were near the viewpoint but alas no Swallow or Martin’s about as yet.
Cromwell Bottom Website HERE
Birds List : Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Goosander, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Greylag Goose, Long tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Nuthatch, Reed Bunting, Robin, Song Thrush, Stock Dove, Treecreeper, Tufted Duck, Willow warbler, Woodpigeon
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I’ve never managed to get a clear shot of a reed bunting like this!
Did well here, it didn’t hang around it was in and out like a flash not seen again, thanks for the comment