For this Fridays trip out I decided on staying local again to try and catch up on a few patch birds so I started at Sands Lane Gravel pits, which is now a fishing lake, for the hoped for Ring-billed Gull which had been seen on and off, today was and off day, there were a few Common Gulls along with the more common Black-headed Gulls, Mallards, Coots and Mute Swans and Goosanders on the nearby river (5♂ and 1♀). So I decided to have a walk around the lake along the hedge rows were Chaffinch, Robins, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tits and a Mistle Thrush. By the weir were Canada Geese along with 2 Greylag Geese, Moorhen, Pied Wagtails, Collard Dove and Woodpigeon. It wasn’t long before I heard the familiar sound of a Kingfisher, turning my head I saw the familiar flash of iridescent blue as it made its way down river.
It was then onto the moors and the location being around Digley Reservoir near Holmfirth here I managed about an hour before rain stopped play I did however pick up Red Grouse, Mistle Thrush, Lapwing, and more Black-headed Gulls. Not a bad morning however I did manage to add double figure amount to the patch list today
The Morning List (in no particular order) :-
Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Goosander, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Pied Wagtail, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Kingfisher, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Mute Swan, Jackdaw, Crow, Magpie, Collard Dove, Woodpigeon, Grey Partridge, Red Grouse, Lapwing
Couple of views around Digley