Thursday, 28 February 2013

28th February

Inspired by yesterdays handfull of raptors I returned to the site with scope and tripod today. Not much doing though, only had rusty the local Common Buzzard and 10 Stock Doves. Had to wait 2 hours before the next raptors came along in the form of two Peregrines which set upon rusty and gave him a good kicking. 13 Lapwings and 6 Mistle Thrushes in nearby fields.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

27th February

Had a walk up to a local watch point today in the hope of some raptors. Didnt take long before a Kestrel appeared followed by the local male Buzzard. A Peregrine then came down the valley and a distant accipiter got me going for a while but just couldnt clinch id, too distant.A Raven was a nice surprise as it flew up the valley calling, 24 Lapwings in the fields and lots of Mistle Thrushes kicking about. 1 or 2 Green Woodpeckers in the valley as well as lots of Green and Gold Finches. Also had a very distant flock of probable geese moving east.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

24th February

10 Golden Plovers at High Road Well Moor today (29 yesterday)6 Lapwings also here. 2 Skylarks at Tower Hill (4 yesterday).

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

19th February

Looked like a good day for raptors, so me and DJS headed to a local site but very little was happening. Only had 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel and 1 Peregrine, also 1 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, a few Pheasants and heard a couple of Siskins

Monday, 18 February 2013

18th February

Usual walk today produced 20 Golden Plovers and 18 Lapwings at High Road Well Moor, 1 Kestrel at Roils Head and 1 Lesser Black Back at Pellon Reservoir earlier.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

9th February

Only 4 Golden Plovers at High Road Well Moor today, Sparrowhawk over Pellon Lane, 5 Goldfinch and 2 Jays at Roils Head.

Friday, 8 February 2013

8th February

Walk to ASDA produced 80+ Jackdaws put up by a Sparrowhawk and 1 Lesser Black back over the car park.10 Golden Plovers at High Road Well Moor this afternoon were the first in a while.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

2nd February

Not much happening today, 60 Common Gulls, 2 Lapwings and 1 Great black back thats all, roll on spring.

Friday, 1 February 2013

1st February

Walk over Roils Head today produced 9 Redwing, 4 Herring Gulls west, two flocks of Goldfinches, 25 and 15 and a male Bullfinch at Dodgson Wood.