Thursday, August 16, 2012

Migrants on the Move

A real morning to be out and about started with masses of meadow pipits on the move s/w low to the ground  totalling 150 + and 70 + Swallows moving low as well s/w.6 wheatear and a juv yellow wagtail  at the Cragg Vale End of flints moor,29 Linnet,2 Pied wags ,1 snipe ,10 Golfinch and one kestrel here also.
  Then the bird of the year for me so far an adult male Black redstart on the disused barn near the old Blue Ball at Batings.I last found a black red in Calderdale on the 13th march 1993.Unfortunatly it had gone by the time Steve and Tony turned up and was not seen again despite a good search ot the area.1 Swift and a couple of House martins over the dam.

3 comments:

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice find Andy, lets hope this is the first of many.

DJSutcliffe said...

Well done Andy - Black Red and Y Wag were great finds for you today.

AndyC said...

Good to see Swifts still hanging around.Black red and yellow wag ...very nice