Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Withens Clough Res'r

We sat to scan from the car for a while hoping for the rain to ease this afternoon - which it did thankfully - for a while!!
1 male Stonechat, but despite an intensive search we could not locate the Whinchat seen there recently
6+ Linnets
6+ Goldfinch
2 singing Willow Warblers
1 Hobby - a first summer bird, attempting to take Swallows around their nest site at the res'r keepers cottage soon after the rain stopped. It headed off and circled the res'r before heading towards the plantation but continued west over the moors towards Lancashire!
1 Kestrel
4 Common Sandpipers
2 Reed Buntings
c20 Swallows
1 Swift
1 L B B Gull
Plenty Meadow Pipits feeding young

1 comment:

Jeff Cox said...

I walked over there this morning Dave and couldn't locate the Whinchat either.