Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cold Edge and Withens Head area

Cold Edge - this afternoon - in the drizzle again!
6 Tufted Duck
1 Little Grebe
1 Grey Heron
B H Gull 1 juv flyover
2 Curlew still with juv's
2 Oystercatchers
Lots of Meadow Pipits and Linnets
1 unidentified Phylloscopus warbler
1 Lesser Redpoll at Moorlands Farm shrubbery
Reed Buntings still feeding young
Swifts moving through continuously SW
Pair of Kestrels with 2 fledged juveniles

Withens Head
3 juvenile Wheatears opposite the wind farm car park

Hunter Hill
2 Grey Partridge
1 Green Woodpecker
Lots of mipits

Got home wet through!!!


Brian Sumner . said...

Bet you wish you,d gone this morning.
Looks like Wheatears are building up now

Mike Stead said...

A big number of Swifts - 100+ over the Kirklees Hall estate this morning, too. And if anyone's got £7,000,000 to spare, the whole estate is up for sale....

Andy Kiz said...

where is hunter hill? does anyone know any nearby shooting estates, still after both species of partridge!

AndyC said...

Soil Hill is the best place for both partridge

DJSutcliffe said...

Hunter Hill is the one behind (to the north west of Mixenden Res'r) but access is best on the Calderdale Way from Cold Edge Road - park by Nolstar Kennels. Both Partridge species are there only occasionally but Andy is right!

Andy Kiz said...

Thanks guys, will give soil hill a go