Thursday 1st March, 2012

Hirst Wood, Shipley.
On an excellent morning for birding, a female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was watched as it fed amongst the trees on the canal side of the wood.  The bird was much closer to the Dowley Gap end, but kept to trees adjacent to the canal.  It made frequent contact calls as it flew from tree to tree.  Fred Drake saw and photographed a male bird on Tuesday in the same area (see the Members' Blog).
Paul King.

Smew still at Knotford
Private Wetlands
had 3-figure counts of Wigeon & Goldeneye, 50+ Tufted, a dozen Pochard, pr Gadwall, 5 GC Grebe, 1 Little Grebe

S Goodwin

Royds Hall Dam - lunchtime
C140 Black Headed Gulls, C 100 Common Gulls, 2 Little Grebe
1 Black Swan, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese
2 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallards
1 Kestrel
J Brass