Tuesday, 5 June 2018


A lovey sunny day took us to Burnsall, late morning.
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

Elusive Dipper.
Only one seen!

Good numbers of Common Sandpiper

Unusual Swallow with white on the wing and head

Barbers... tomorrow

Sand Martin.
The nest is quite low on the banking.

Burnsall Bridge

Red Legged Partridge in the road

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