Monday, September 17, 2012

Swales Moor

Along Ringby Lane this morning
7 Skylark
c15 Meadow Pipits
1 Pied Wagtail
c120 Linnet on the long banking on the north side
c40 Goldfinch
2 Sparrowhawks
2 juv L B B Gulls >NW
c 30 Swallows over Shibden Head plus c25 others >SW
Usual corvids


Jeff Cox said...

120 Linnet - wow Dave is that the biggest flock counted up there?

DJSutcliffe said...

Never had so many before up there but the landowners have made some massive bankings to help secure the site and it looks like they have sown it down in spring with wildflower mix - it looks great for finches etc but its not accessible as its behind a 10ft fence so not easy to view the birds - but they are happy !!

Brian Sumner . said...

Good count there Dave, also been some good Goldfinch counts up there.