Cromwell Bottom

Back out to Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve near Brighouse once again this time with camera in hand. Made a bee-line for the feeders near the bridge picking up a flock of mixed finches Siskin and Goldfinch in the alder trees and a single Mistle Thrush singing high up on the pylon as. I finally settled in to the feeding area, which was a little bit busy, adding a few species to the day list Dunnock, Robin, Bullfinch, Nuthatch, Magpie, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Jay, Stock Dove and Woodpigeon, a good start and a few pictures in the camera. After about an hour I decided on stretching the old legs a bit and headed off towards the viewing platform, here I could over look the reserve and view the gravel pit area. At the viewing platform I saw mostly Black headed Gulls and Common Gulls no duck species today.

I had another quick 30 mins at the feeders taking a few more photos before heading back towards the car park, a slow walk, looking thru the alder trees as I went. I managed to pick up a few more species namely a single Goldcrest and a flock of Long tailed Tits. I also manged to locate a single drake Gosander on the nearby canal.

Bird List : Blackbird, Black headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Common Gull, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Goosander, Great, Jay, Long tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Reed Bunting, Robin, Siskin, Stock dove, Woodpigeon (25)

Great Tit

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