Tuesday 8 January 2013

Lunchtime walk today around Salts Sports/Robert's Park (13:00 - 13:45).

28 Redwing in riverside trees and on cricket pitch at Salts Sports, with 5 Mistle Thrush.
3 Lesser Redpoll with 30+ Goldfinch in the same area. (8 Lesser Redpoll seen in trees on across River Aire yesterday, 7/1/13).
Treecreeper and 2 Goosander (1 male, 1 fem/imm).
Also Mandarin and American Wood Duck still on canal at Saltaire.
Nick Tonge

50+ flock of waxwings in trees flying out and catching insects( huge numbers of midges due to mild weather) on Leeds/Liverpool canal at Dowley Gap Locks. There at !0-30 when I started circular walk through Hirst Wood and back along River Aire, still there at 1-30 when I came back. Huge numbers( 60+) of Pied Wagtails on filter beds plus 2 Grey Wagtails in spite of regular disturbance form site workers. Nothing much about in Hirst Woods due to chain saw gang lopping trees on the canal bank. Several Goosander ( 1 male, 3 female) on River Aire near railway bridge plus 1 Kingfisher.

Ian Skayman