Friday, June 20, 2014

Wheatley Valley

We tried the former landfill site this afternoon in the hot sunshine - thinking 'Butterfly's'!
A few each of Speckled Woods, Small Heaths and G V Whites.
Loads of Skippers - not very good on these but think they were all 'Small...' and 20+ Meadow Brown's.
1 Whitethroat skulking in the brambles
1 Willow Warbler singing
1 Chiff-chaff also singing
Not much else but plenty juv Magpies about making a racket

Dean Clough chimney undergoing repairs - how about this elevation for a spot of 'Vis Mig' !!!!
The Corona Chimney has a datestone of 1857 at its base, though this may represent the foundation date rather than its completion. 297 ft high (90.5 mtrs). About the same height as Bempton Cliffs!

1 comment:

AndyC said...

I have always thought that we might get Essex Skipper in Calderdale,,sounds an interesting spot, have a close look at the small skippers you never know....its all in the antenna