Sunday, August 10, 2014

Stodfold and Hunter Hill

This afternoon, curtailed with heavy rain.
1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Tawny Owl in Slaughter Gap along with 2 Willow Warblers and despite the rain - 3 Meadow Browns and a Small Tortoiseshell along the shelter of a wall.
c 25 Meadow Pipits near Withens Road.
Plenty of Swallows around on Hunter Hilll and Stodfold and just before the heavy rain started I counted 47 Swifts high >North
1 G C Grebe on Mixenden Res'r

I gather the 3 Common Scoters from yesterday at Ogden have moved on. See Brian's blog (West Yorkshire Birding) from yesterday in an unusual underwing plumage of one of the scoters in flight. I guess BS will be updating with an explanation. !

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice count of Swifts there Dave