Monday, 22 January 2018

√Thwarted by the flood

14:25 - 16:00

Bradshaw - Oats Royd (Raggalds Flood earlier)

A poor day weather wise - supposedly the driest day of the week.
The snow is nearly gone but the rain kept a coming alas.

I took a walk through Bradshaw & down to Oats Royd where approaching Oats Royd,the path and the stream had become one.
I turned back humming the well known Perry Como hit "It's Impassible".

Tough going in the blustery showers with birds hard to come by.

15 Magpies were in one field close to Oats Royd - some sort of record for me.
A Great Spotted Woodpecker called from the small copse near Holdsworth, but remained unseen alas and a Wren was here also.
A few Small Gulls were dotted about the fields.

A Kestrel looked thoroughly fed up as it sat in a tree in Bradshaw Park.
It was soon chased off by a Magpie.

Raggalds Flood.

A quick stop at the Raggalds Flood earlier saw it very busy with a large flock of very mobile Lapwing with starlings and 5 Common Gulls.
The water was partially frozen.

Bradshaw & Oats Royd.

Oats Royd flood

Bradshaw Park path

Raggalds Flood:

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