Wednesday, 17 April 2013

17th April

Short walk cut short due to continuing problem with feet, stil managed another or the same Ring Ouzel and a Red-legged Partridge. First 2 Willow Warblers singing at Roils Head.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

16th April

This evening a nice surprise was a Ring Ouzel at Roils Head, it flushed out of the heather and flew towards Norton Tower but could not be relocated. Also a Wheatear and 4 Fieldfare at High Road Well Moor and 2 bullfinch at Dodgson Wood.

Monday, 15 April 2013

15th April

Local watch point today. 6 sightings of Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, rusty the Common Buzzard and an immature Peregrine which flew strait past me. Also of note 2 Herring Gulls along with a handfull of Lesser black backs, Curlew, Lapwing, 4 Swallows + the usual Stock Doves, Red Grouse, Woodpigeons, Pheasants etc. House Martin at Heath Hill Road and 2 male Bullfinch near home.

Friday, 12 April 2013

12th April

First Wheatear seen on 10th April at Heath Hill Road, today had a surprise when a Jack Snipe flew strait past me at the same site. Also 100+ Fieldfare and a few Redwings at Roils Head + a male Redpoll singing there.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

6th and 7th April

Out with SC yesterday. A pair of Peregrines circling together was the highlight, also had 40+ Lapwing, 2 Oystercatchers, several Curlews, Red Grouse etc etc. Today dropped in on an old friend pictured above, unfortunatly I had left the digi scope camera at home so had to make do with the lumix down the scope.She was just finishing off her dinner when we arrived. A Short-eared Owl at another site was the first of the year for me.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

2nd April

On the way to town had 4 Waxwings on wires half way down Pellon Lane (no bins and no camera).

Monday, 1 April 2013

1st April

Had a look for the reported Firecrest at EGP today with no luck, all the usual suspects were on the feeders at the car park. The best sight however was 6 Common Buzzards soaring together over Elland Park Wood. Later on had a blinking Little Owl at Heath Hill Road.