At 0930 hrs I arrived at the Raggalds to find 21 Lapwing on the sports field: the flood was iced over and birdless. I went down Green Lane and up Taylor to Soil Hell, picking up 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, couple Crows. The top of SH was pure misery with not a single bird however on the way to Ogden Res I espied a Little Owl on the lower western slope.
Ogden Res: Bullfinch, GSW, Dipper, Nuthatch, 2 Coal Tit, pr Dunnock, Song Thrush. The Dipper was in the overflow where it stayed for about an hour. There were many small gulls on the water.
Stod Fold: 2 each of Chaffinch, Blackbird, Gt Tits and splashing about in the stream a Dipper. Mixenden Res had lots of small gulls, 2 LBBG, Grey Wagtail and 2 f Goldeneye.
BS kindly sent me a txt to say 19 Golden Plover were on the sports field at 1314 hrs so I did some manouvres and got to the Raggalds at 1425.
DW also went down to view them, telling me at 1628 hrs the Goldies were still stationery but the Lapwing flock were moving off.
Turned out to be a really good day with a few annuals added to the current list.