After looking for a local Spotted Flycatcher for a few weeks now, and failing, I thought I'd give Burnsall a try.
Just beyond the Red Lion pub (going upstream) is a very good spot for Spotted Fly.
True to form Spotted Flycatcher were here in good numbers. none, however, ventured close enough for a good picture.
10 or so were seen during our walk upstream to Grassington and back.
The café at Burnsall is closed at the mo. for refurbishment, and there is a brand spanking new café building near completion at the end of the car park to look forward to as well.
Luckily, we had called at ASDA in Keighley for our elevenses so the café closure didn't spoil the outing and the new place was serving ice creams when we got back from walking at 17:00.
A good day out with a stroll along the river, birds and beautiful scenery in the sun.
House Martin, Sand Martin, Swallow, Swift.
Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, Dipper.
Oystercatcher, Sparrowhawk, Curlew.
Pied Wagtail, Common Sandpiper.
Goosander, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush.
A few large Gulls over.
Black Headed Gull.
Lapwing with young.
Moorhen with young.
2 Red Legged Partridge were in the road, as we drove home.
They made it safely to a field.
A few pics:-
House Martin gathering mud
Good numbers of Spotted Flycatcher
Lots of small fish
Only one seen!
Good numbers of Common Sandpiper
Unusual Swallow with white on the wing and head
The nest is quite low on the banking.
Red Legged Partridge in the road