Tuesday 23 May 2023

Great White Egret 212

19th May Ringstone Edge, Great White Egret puts me on 212 for Calderdale, thanks to DJS for the lift. A pair of Stonechats have nested at Roils Head for the first time producing at least 2 young, also had a Garden Warbler singing here on 4 dates in May.

Tuesday 21 March 2023

Brent Geese 211

19th March 2023. Finally moved on to 211 for Calderdale with 3 Pale Bellied Brent Geese at Fly Flats, also had a First Summer Red Kite twice and later on 2 Barn Owls.

Tuesday 11 October 2022

2020 - 2021 Halifax Bird Report Now Out.

The 2020 - 2021 Halifax Bird Report is now available from the GO LOCAL STORE (Woodlesford News) at Pellon - Mount Tabor, price £7.00.

2nd and 3rd October

Over 800 large gulls roosting at Fly Flats on 2nd and 3rd October. We managed to find an adult Great Black backed and an adult Yellow-legged Gull, the GBBGull is now the scarcer bird of the two in Calderdale. Also a nice Red Kite flew over on the 2nd putting all the gulls up.

Wednesday 31 August 2022

Back down to 210

Unfortunatly the Marsh Tit at E.G.P. as been re-identified as a juvenile Willow Tit by an expert who did a PHD on the pair. A Wood Sandpiper a good bird for Calderdale was found at Blackstone Edge on 23rd August which was a nice concellation being the first for 26 years. 30th August, a good night out brought us Marsh Harrier, 2 Hens, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards, 5 Kestrels and a Barn Owl.

Tuesday 23 August 2022

211 Marsh Tit

At last finally got a Marsh Tit on my Calderdale list taking me to 211 for the Halifax Area. It turned up at the feeding station at Cromwell Bottom on 20th August the day of my Zeiss ht 8x42s 7th birthday.

Monday 15 August 2022

Last few weeks

Last few days spent watching a Shortie hunt for a family of 5, also nearby adult Leo hunting for 2 young, 1 Barn and 1 Little Owl + 2 Hen Harriers and a Sanderling last week.

Monday 4 July 2022

Red-tailed Shrike phone scoped pics

Red-tailed Shrike lumix pics

Me and Dave went for the Red-tailed Shrike at Bempton on 2nd July and it permormed very well.

26th June

26th June on the moors again, great night out with 2 Red Kites, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 10 Kestrels, 8 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Shorties, 1 Barn Owl, Spotted Flycatcher, Raven and a Sand Martin.

Thursday 23 June 2022

22nd June

Me and Roy had a great evenings birding, it started with a superb Hobby that we watched for over 2 hours hawking insects and chasing Meadow Pipits, it looked to be probably a first summer bird ?, also a first summer female Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine, 3 Kestrels, 3 Buzzards, 3 Shorties, 2 Barn Owls, 2 Grasshopper Warblers and 2 Stonechats + all the usual waders.

Sunday 19 June 2022

18th June

Checked out another Peregrine site and found 3 juvs had already fledged, also 3 fledged juvs at original site.

Poplar Grey

Had a go trapping moths with the hot weather for the last two days and caught myself a new species, a Poplar Grey.