A short stroll through Hirst Wood and along the canal and River Aire on a windy, bright day.
The woodland had a Great Spotted Woodpecker calling, heard from the car park.
I was hoping that I might hear the calls of young Woodpeckers and maybe locate a nest but I was not that lucky.
Not a lot seen in the woods. A Chiffchaff was singing as we made our way down to the river.
The river was interesting with a Kingfisher calling loudly and flying past at speed 3 or 4 times before landing at quite a distance from us.
Also hereabouts 5 Grey Wagtail , included some young birds.
The water treatment works were very quiet, no Pied Wagtails seen here today.
The river is very murky, needing some rain I would guess , a Heron, but nothing much else was seen along it, as we walked along the riverside path to the cricket pitch.
8 Black Headed Gulls were dressed for cricket but some were asleep on the field.
We opted for a knickerbocker glory in the pub, instead of coffee and a bun, and it was a wise move.
As we ate our ice cream, looking out of the windows over the river, an Oystercatcher flew past and 4 Swift were also seen.
Greylag Geese, with young, were seen on our way back to the car park together with a Moorhen.
Spot the Kingfisher
There she blows