Monday, August 25, 2014

Hunter Hill

I went for some Vis Mig this morning after Jen reminded me of an Osprey I had there last year >SW on the 28th August) so that was the incentive !! but after the drizzle started at 08:45 there was nothing other than increasing >ESE wind and decreasing visibility.
Early movers were:
1 Goldfinch >S
62 Swallows >S
3 L B B gulls >S
2 B H Gulls >S
1 Meadow Pipit >N

Birds around the site included
1 Green Woodpecker
3 Curlew arrived on the golf course
c45 Canada Geese (at Back Lane , Ogden with the scope)
3 Kestrel
2 Stock Doves

c38 Meadow Pipits at 'The Withens'
1 G C Grebe on Mixenden and 15+ Swallows feeding over the res'r
Just 1 Wheatear found at Fly Flatts + 1 L B B Gull and 2 Mallard !
3 Little Owls near Wainstalls
Went home wet through - very enjoyable.

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

Good that you gave it a go Dave, cloud base a bit too low up there this morning, leeshaw was just below it.
Wheatears must have moved on from yesterday.
Put another hugging of Nyjer down but not a Twite in sight.