Sunday, February 16, 2014

What a day !

Some fine weather and a few birders doing the rounds turned up some very good birds today.

Ringstone Res'r - c40 Snipe and 2 Jack Snipe on the north shore late morning (GS) and later in the afternoon an adult Mediterranean Gull (black hood almost complete) with a large gull flock feeding in the fields near the res'r followed by a winter Dunlin with the Lapwing flock (NCD and DF)

Whiteholme Res'r turned up an early Ringed Plover this afternoon (PGr)

Soil Hill produced  a Woodcock this afternoon (BS)

Elsewhere I found 5 Little Owls (2 and 2 and 1) in the upper Ludenden Dean area. Also 9 Stock Doves and 2 Kestrels but no sign of the recent Stonechat.

It's really good to get some good local birds after all the bad weather in recent weeks didn't seem to turn up much!

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