Thursday, 28 December 2017

Fairburn Ings

I didn't have time to post this before Christmas (I hope everyone has had a good one!) but we called into Fairburn on Saturday morning for a quick walk around.

This Robin was by the path from the car park, working as a greeter for the RSPB perhaps!

The feeders were all busy, we saw Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Great, Blue, Coal, LT and Willow Tits, Tree Sparrows, Dunnock, Blackbirds, Reed Bunting, Collared Doves, Woodpigeons, Pheasants and Moorhens! We even saw a Nuthatch in the garden by the visitor centre, possibly, from what I can remember the first time i've seen a Nuthatch there.

Up on the coal tips trail we saw Coots, Swans, Shoveler, Tufted Ducks, Meadow Pipit and looking down into the moat Little Egret, Cormorants, Canada and Greylag Geese. In the big hole mostly Black-Headed Gulls and a couple of Common.

We ended with a walk to the lake to feed the birds there - Mallards, Moorhen, BH Gulls, Shelduck and Teal.


  1. Sounds like a great visit with some super sightings :) I particularly love the robin photos. Hope you had a great Christmas.

  2. It was nice to escape the Christmas prep for a while! We did have a good one though :)

  3. Nature has a way of clearing the bogged mind....the holidays are fun but it's more fun when they've come and
    That is an excellent birding patch!

  4. There's always plenty to see it seems! Happy New Year to you!