Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Broadhead Clough and Withens Clough

We tried the two cloughs today searching for the once expected summer visitors.
Willow warblers, Chiffs and Blackcaps but little else despite an extensive search, not even a Cuckoo! No Tree Pipits, Redstarts, Spotted Fly's or Wood Warblers.
A single male Stonechat in Withens Clough and a Repoll at the top of Broadhead Clough and a Common Buzzard at a distance over the Calder Valley.
Skylarks, mipits Lapwings and Curlew on the moor.
Time ran out to check the res'r but 3 Oystercatchers flew over.
On the plus side, plenty of Orange Tips and Speckled Woods, Tortoiseshells with a few Peacocks around as well.

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