Thursday, December 06, 2012

Halifax - Sainsbury's

No, not Waxwings but c30 Siskin this morning, flyovers went towards the trees at the back of the fuel service station.

Also if anyone reads the 'Independent' there was a very good article on the status of Kestrels in the country and some interesting observations on motorway verge populations in Britain compared with 20 years ago and a comparison with motorways in France. If anyone gets chance it's well worth a read!
Trying to see if there is a link for the article.

6 comments:

Brian Sumner . said...

Good do on the Siskins Dave, will keep an eye out Saturday.
Think you,re talking to the wrong bunch here for the Independent.

FRAN44 said...

Thats the link
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/what-is-behind-the-catastrophic-decline-of-our-hovering-raptor-8386735.html

DJSutcliffe said...

Don't worry Bri it's Jen who reads!! I just wait for the summary as she reads it out to me AND checks I'm listening !

DJSutcliffe said...

Thanks for the link Dave. Jen tells me that it says the old name for Kestrel is Staniel ( as recorded in Shakespears 12th night ) - how about that then for education !!!

Jeff Cox said...

Thanks for posting this Dave. When I started reading it I thought the web site had mixed up the articles because the first half of the piece is about 12th Night and Stephen Fry! I remember that last year we all agreed in group meetings that we were seeing fewer Kestrels in Calderdale - a trend that appears wide spread unfortunately.

Steve Blacksmith said...

A kestrel late afternoon landed on a lamp standard above the Burdock way a stone's throw away from the new Broad Street monstrosity.