Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Walshaw and Blake Dean looking for winter thrushes

Although the mist was quite low, visibility was OK up at Walshaw and I could see almost the length of the lower reservoir. Just did the lower res circuit though as visibility was poorer the higher you went.

Blackbird - 4
Song Thrush - 2
Red Grouse - 2 calling
Canada Goose - 5
Mallard - 15 (incl 2 hybrids)
Little Grebe - 1 (first one I've seen up here)
Coal Tit - 4
Treecreeper - 1

Blake Dean
Grey Heron - 1 preening by the stream
Fieldfare - c.35 flying to and fro but didn't land, nor did they call. They flew overhead going upstream then came back downstream, flapped around for 10 or 15 seconds then disappeared further downstream towards Hardcastle Crags.

No Redwing unfortunately but Andy H had c.80 over Sowerby Bridge this morning.

Grey Heron preening

1 comment:

DJSutcliffe said...

Think you did well to get a bit of visibility up there Jeff in all this murky stuff. Always good to get some Fieldfare and other thrushes. Could be some Brambling about as well judging by the numbers that came through Spurn the other day!