Thursday, 22 February 2018

Water rail

22/February 2018 Caring for life 


2018/ Caring for life / February
2016/ High Royds/ November




3/ November 2016 High Royds 

Smaller and distinctly slimmer than the moorhen, the water rail is a fairly common but highly secretive inhabitant of freshwater wetlands. It has chestnut-brown and black upperparts, grey face and underparts and black-and-white barred flanks, and a long red bill. Difficult to see in the breeding season, it is relatively easier to find in winter, when it is also more numerous and widespread. Although usually secretive they can become confiding but are still far more often heard than seen.
(LINK)

3/ November 2016 High Royds 

Wigeon

Pool/ 22/February 2018 





2018/ Harrogate Rd Pool./ February
2016/ Eccup/ March
2013/Eccup/April
2011/ Eccup/March
2009/Eccup/October


14/3/16 Eccup



Monday, 22 January 2018

Hawkfinch

Hawfinch
Link to Image 
(RSPB)

I have been to Ilkley Cemetery four times now, did manage to see the finch for a few seconds and later we saw two flying. Sadly no photo. 

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Bullfinch

Rodley Nature Reserve 21/2/15
January/Garden/ Park/2018
January/Denso/2017
November/ High Royds/2016
      2015
April/December/Park/2013
June/July/Rodley Nature Reserve/Kielder forest/2012
April/Esholt Woods/Rodley Nature Reserve/2010
October/Eccup/2009


January/Garden/2018

January/Garden/2018

Male

Female








Male  23/4/13;;Park.



Saturday, 6 January 2018

Carrion Crow

6/1/18



2018/Ilkley Cemetery
2017
2016/Park
2015
2014
2013/Garden/Eccup/Park
2012
2011
2010
2009/ Bamburgh

28/10/13 :: Garden

26/7/13 :: Eccup

3/5/13 :: Park.






18/5/13 :: Park


Curlew



The curlew is the largest European wading bird, instantly recognisable on winter estuaries or summer moors by its long, downcurved bill, brown upperparts, long legs and evocative call. (LINK)


6/1/18



6/1/18- Ilkley
6/4/15- Baildon Moor
20/3/15 - Beadnell
26/5/14 - Rombald's Moor
17/3/14- Robin hood bay
13/4/13-Eccup.
27/5/13-Burley Moor
27/5/2012- Baildon Moor

 6/4/15 Baildon Moor

20/3/15 Beadnell




26/5/14 - Rombald's Moor






Chick


17/3/14- Robin hood bay






13/4/13-Eccup.
27/5/13-Burley Moor
Glovershaw Lane 27 May 2012 

Curlew
27/5/2012- Baildon Moor

 







30/5/10
Craven

10/6/09
Chevin

10.06.09
Curlew's

10.06.09
Curlew

Robin



23/ Jan/2018 Golden Acre Park


2018/ Ilkley Cemetery
2016/High Royds
2015/ Rodley Nature reserve
2014/Garden
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
 
29 September 2016 Sherwood



6/1/18









                                                                   10/10/14 :: Garden

18/3/14 :: Robin hood bay
 Did not expect to see a Robin, but down here feeding of small flies on the sea weed.


                                                                       29/5/13 :: Park

11/4/13 :: Park.
5/6/2013 :: Park
9/5/2013 :: Golden Acre Park