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.