Monday, June 17, 2013

Rishworth Moor and Blackstone Edge

On a circular walk from the White House, as far as Dog Hill, on Rishworth Moor today, birdwise it was pretty quiet, save for, plenty of meadow pipits, quite a few skylarks singing, several curlews and best of all, a really splendidly plumaged golden plover by the Roman Road and just about in the West Riding by a few yards.  In the past I've normally seen golden plover on the Flint Hill and Dog Hill section of the moor, but none here today.
The great swathes of cotton grass looked very impressive too.

Regards, Chris

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

The cotton grass seems to have done really well this year on the moors and has certainly done better than it did last year.

J.uttley said...

I found a golden plover on my BBBS square above Deanhead reservoir SE0315 also in splendid plumage and being very agitated (didn't approach. Unfortunately out of Calderdale I think