Sunday, November 08, 2009

Rodley Nature Reserve

I spotted a new reserve the other day and suggested to Paul that we should go and have a look today given the decent weather forecast. Rodley Nature Reserve is near Pudsey, West Yorkshire, across a bridge from the main road in Rodley.

Half way up the motorway the heavens opened but thankfully not for too long, by the time we got there it was dry but still grey with no sign of the promised sunshine.

I've been to a few reserves with Paul over the last few years and this is the first one where the other folk there have been outwardly friendly, which was nice, as was the coffee in the visitor centre!

Our timing was perfect, we arrived at one of the hides just as a Kingfisher did and spent ages watching him in action.

Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve

Can't wait to go back, looks like it will be great place to visit in Spring and Summer.

Debbie.

3 comments:

madcobug said...

Great pictures. The Kingfisher is beautiful. We have them here but they are gray and white with a crest. Helen

Crafty Green Poet said...

gorgeous photos, specially the kingfisher, a bird I've not seen for too long....

The Early Birder said...

Excellent captures of the Kingfisher and seed heads Debbie. One up the other half then! FAB