The 2004 Bird Report is selling well, but we are still 82 pounds short of breaking even. Can I remind people to forward any money owed, to me as soon as possible so I can balance the books.
Also this is a good time to ask folks for thier records for 2005. The sooner I get them the sooner work can start on the next report.
All the best Nick..
Saturday, December 31, 2005
Just a quick post to wish all contributors and readers of this Blog a happy and bird filled 2006. A special thanks to Matt who's initial idea this Blog was and to all for your contributions and comments. I would like to offer a personal thankyou to all those who have worked for the Cons Comm during the year, there has been a lot of hard work done by a lot of people.
Posted by Nick Carter at 6:11 pm
Wainstalls etc- still one pair of stonechats toughing in out in the cold on 29th December. Also Green Woodpecker on the golf course at Ogden. Little Owl and one Lapwing nearby at Stodfold Farm below the golf course. White Carrion Crow still around Mixenden area.
Posted by David Sutcliffe at 1:25 pm
Thursday, December 29, 2005
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A 1 hour local walk this afternoon started with a Sparrowhawk being mobbed by Carrion Crows at West End Golf Course. 2 minutes later and a large raptor was picked up being chased by another Carrion Crow ? fantastic a superb Female HEN HARRIER flew slowly south west over Norton Tower towards Sowerby Bridge and into the distance heading for the Baitings area (thank goodness for corvids). 100 yards further and the local Stonechat appeared, this was followed by a Little Owl and 100+ Redwings at Heath Hill Road. Over High Road Well Moor and 3 Golden Plovers were sat in the fields replacing yesterdays Hare. On to Moor End Road and 100+ more Redwings were feeding in the fields with the odd Mistle Thrush. Finally 3 Roe Deer stood out in the open for 5 minutes on my way back home.
Posted by heavy birder at 5:17 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2005
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Monday, December 12, 2005
Report from unknown birders passed onto Brian L of a couple of Snow Buntings at the Lighthazzles Twite seed sometime during last week. Sorry to be so vague but that's all the info I have! Any birders on the text grapevine that haven't recently paid subs need to do so ASAP please.
Posted by Nick Carter at 8:53 pm