31st December 2011

Shipley Glen
On this mildest of days a Kingfisher was fishing in the 'lodge' at the bottom of the Glen.  Ten Grey Herons were roosting at three different locations, and a flock of 30 Greylags had taken up residence in the field below Milnerfield.  Five Jays were busy feeding on the acorns, Nuthatches were calling, a couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers went by and a Sparrowhawk sailed overhead.  A Great Tit was in full song, making it the last of the year or the first of the season. Back home a flock of 30 finches, mainly Goldfinch and Greenfinch alighted in surrounding trees.
Paul King

5 Oystercatchers at Lindley Wood Reservoir.

3 Goosanders, 8 Siskin and apx. 80 Redwing at Fewston Reservoir.

J Poland

East Riddlesden Hall
2 Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch, 16+Goldfinch, Greenfinch,
Treecreeper, male Pheasant, 3 Hedge Accentor,
On the lake; 2 Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Mallard,
Moorhens, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull

M Doveston