Thursday, 29 November 2012


 Best two shots I could manage of Jupiter tonight.

29th November

Usual walk today produced 15 Golden Plovers over Roils Head, 50+ House Sparrows in one bush at the Norton Tower end of Roils Head also 6 or 7 Meadow Pipits there. A little Owl at Heath Hill Road was the first Ive seen in this area for a while. An adult Herring Gull flew south and at least 40 Common Gulls were in the fields at High Road Well Moor.

Monday, 19 November 2012

19th November

Heard a Waxwing flying over Norton Tower today but couldnt see it. 20+ Common Gulls at Heath Hill Road. 143 Lapwing, 12 Golden Plovers and c 200 Starlings now at High Road Well Moor.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

18th November

Walk over Roils cut short as DJS rang to go up Cold Edge. Not alot doing but did have 1 Little Owl, a Kestrel, a few Red Grouse and 2 Herring Gulls flying west.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

17th November, local patch tick

 Red Fox
Usual walk over Roils Head and High Road Well Moor started with 2 Red-legged Partridge flushed by some one or some thing, think I found the suspect a few minutes later in the form of a Fox out in the middle of the day (aways nice to see). Unfortunatly no Goldies today so tride a few shots of the local BHGs with some success. Walking down Moor End Road Pellon I had a big surprise when I found a Nuthatch on a garden feeder, a first for my local walk. Finished off with a first winter Herring Gull moving west and a Lesser Black back moving to the north.

Friday, 16 November 2012

16th November

33 Golden Plover at High Road Well Moor was the best I could manage today.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

14th November

7 or 8 Waxwings zipped over West End Golf Course this afternoon, not much else doing but for 38 Lapwings at High Road Well Moor.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

13th November

A nice surprise whilst I walked over Roils Head today was a flock off c20 Waxwings which flew south trilling as they went. 61 Lapwings at High Road Well Moor seemed to be mainly made up of first winter birds. Only other bird of note was a Sparrowhawk which put the fear of god into 2 Carrion Crows.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

11th November

1 Reed Bunting and a Jay at Roils Head this PM. Walk cut short and went to Cold Edge with DJS. Drake Goldeneye on the dams, 3 Reed Buntings flew over, not much else happening the odd Kestrel, Stock Dove and Mistle Thrush.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

10th November

SC dropped me off at a moorland site for a couple of hours today whilst he went off filming in another place. Sunny afternoon started off well with a pair of Stonechats which are always nice to see. These were followed by the odd looking Common Buzzard sat on a hill side and a female Kestrel sat on a telegraph pole. Another buzzard was seen in the distance and a female Merlin shot past me at close range and then headed down the valley. Finally the best at the last, a ringtail Hen Harrier was picked up flying low over the moors before gaining height and heading off into the distance. Also stack loads of Red Grouse, a few pheasants and a some Fieldfares kicking about.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

6th November

Usual walk over Roils Head produced c50 Common Gulls at Heath Hill Road and 46 Lapwings with 6 Golden Plovers at High Road Well Moor.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

4th November

Nipped up to Cold Edge with DJS this PM, first Goldeneye of the autumn was on the bottom dam, 2 Reed Buntings near the top dam, a male Stonechat on the hillside + Kestrel, 12 Lapwings and the odd Moorhen.