Another mindless act.
Went to Cold Edge this PM. 2 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, a few Curlew, 1 Goosander at the dams. 4 Golden Plover at Cold Edge Road, a few Linnets kicking about, oh and the moor on fire again, 5 fire engines, 2 fire land rovers and 5 fire cars turned up.
After tea walked over Roils Head and had my first swift of the year at Mount Tabor.
Friday, 29 April 2011
Digi scoped Wheatear.
Out with DJS this PM, met up with JW at a local site. 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 11 Golden Plover, 3 Oystercatchers, 6 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 4 Common Sands, Curlews, 2 Cormorants, 4 Greylag Geese, 8 Wheatear including a very bright long winged individual.
Posted by heavy birder at 11:03
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Went to Red Kite location today with Steve and we were not dissapointed. Lots of birds about at times flying directley overhead at tree top height, also 3 or 4 Buzzards, 3 Sparrowhawks, 1 Kestrel, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Tree Sparrow, Nuthatch, GSWPecker, 4 Red-legged Partridge etc.
Posted by heavy birder at 13:53
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
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Monday, 25 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
A nice tree.
This female Chaffinch was so tame I could almost have picked it up.
Out and about with SC, once again he went his way (filming beetles) and I went mine. Best I could manage today was 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sands, 2 Tufties, the usual moorland species ie Grouse, Oystercatchers, Curlew etc. Only raptors were 4 Kestrels 2 of which were displaying and a distant Buzzard, oh and 2 Grey Partridge.
Posted by heavy birder at 11:24
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Wood Warbler singing.
Eyeing a passing insect.
Back down the Crags with SC this PM. Wood Warbler watched singing in the canopy at Crimsworth Dean. A female Pied Flycatcher found near Gibson Mill also 4 Nuthatch, Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers, 1 Spar, Willow Warblers and Chiffs + all the usual tits and woodland species.
Posted by heavy birder at 15:01
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Monday, 18 April 2011
Sunday, 17 April 2011
A strange day started with DJS ringing to tell me there was a White Stork circling over ASDA just a few km away to the south west of me. BS then rang to say he was in ASDA car park and the bird was deirectly above him. I ran up stairs for a better look but nothing, so moved into the garden but still nothing, the houses must have blocked my view. Me and SC then met DJS at Mount Tabor but still couldnt see the bird. Nothing much later bird wise the best being a Imm Peregrine sat on a pylon. Lots of Butterflys this PM the best being a Brimstone that wouldnt land and a Comma that would.
We met a guy from Littleborough who had seen the Stork over his house around 12.30PM it was also seen at Birkstall at 13.08PM probably on its way back to its cage at Harewood House. No sign also of the reported Hooded Crow at Cottonstones.
Posted by heavy birder at 12:53
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
More Marsh Harriers
Out with Roy today, we coundn't decide whether to go to Todmorden or Blacktoft Sands so we tossed a coin and Blacktoft won (oh well neather mind).
A good day was had the best being 10+ Marsh Harriers, Slavonian Grebe, Short -eared Owl, Peregrine, Little Gull, 60 Avocets, Yellow Wagtail with Bittern and Grasshopper Warbler heard.
Posted by heavy birder at 13:09