We set off from Mixenden Res'r, over Hunter Hill to Fly Flatts then along the catchwater drain to High Brown Knoll and over Limers Gate to Crimsworth Dean and back to Hebden Bridge - a fair walk, but it was perfect conditions for walking though we had hardly any birds of real note.
Plenty of Swifts feeding high today all over the place along with a scattering of Swallows
1 female duck with 3 chicks on Mixenden Res'r looked perfect for a Shoveler (given the size and shape of the bill) but it didn't seem to add up - must get back there with the scope and for a photo - perhaps a hybrid ?
1 Moorhen there as well was a bit unusual along with a G C Grebe
Hunter Hill - c30 House Martins feeding over newly cut fieldsWithens Head - 2 juvenile WheatearFly Flatts - nothing out of the ordinary except for 1 juv Wheatear and a lingering Curlew
High Brown Knoll - 1 Red Grouse but little else - other than the spectacular scenery!
Crimsworth Dean - 1 Sparrowhawk was the only raptor seen all day and a Gt Spotted Woodpecker flyover
Ringstone Res'r this evening
1 Little Ringed Plover
1 Ringed Plover
25 B H Gulls
3 Common Gulls
7 L B B Gulls
Booth Wood Res'r