Birdwatchers get a rare chance to see the Marbled Duck at Rodley Nature Reserve.
Birdwatchers get a rare chance to see the Marbled Duck at Rodley Nature Reserve.

Why birdwatchers flocked to a Leeds nature reserve in 2003

It was the summer month birdwatchers were left all in a flap.

Wednesday, 27th July 2022, 4:45 am

Twitchers flocked to Rodley Nature Reserve in west Leeds all desperate for a sighting of a rare Marbled Duck, a bird considered vulnerable by the IUCN due to a reduction in population caused by habitat destruction and hunting. This was July 2003, a month which featured the Leeds Championship Dog Show held at Harewood House, and a new car sharing concept launched in the city. Enjoy these photos, plucked from the YEP archive, charting 31 days in the life of your city. READ MORE: 23 photos to take you back to Leeds in 2003 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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