Friday, November 09, 2012

Mixenden Res'r

1 Goosander this morning
1 L B B Gull
50 B H Gulls
25 Common Gulls
c50 Jackdaws

A big bonus was 3 Woodcock sightings in the plantation in the space of 15 minutes. 2 flushed as I walked through and 1 flew in from the res'r area giving fantastic views flying around me - at speed! Not sure if they were all different birds or just the same one!! Enjoyed it all the same, and a first in Calderdale this year for me just when I thought I was going to dip!

3 comments:

Brian Sumner . said...

Good one Dave, bit of a bogey bird for me, Woodcock.

DJSutcliffe said...

It has been for me this year as well Bri. Always a chance late in the year when the migrants come in.

darrell j prest said...

always good to get woodcock away from the usual summer sites
the last i saw locally was in the woods below beacon hill a few years ago