Thursday, September 25, 2014

Various sites

Fly Flatts
I tried in the rain and fog this afternoon but it was not a good idea with not a sign of the res'r!!
(but birds improved as the afternoon went on)
1 Kestrel
1 Meadow Pipit

Withens Head
1 Wheatear

c25 Linnets feeding by the roadside

Mixenden Res'r
1 L B B Gull on the water so I tried the plantation
1 male Blackcap
c10 Goldcrests were the most prominent bird in a tit flock

Mixenden - Stodfold
1 Barnacle Goose
40 Canada Geese
c20 Swallows

Ogden Res'r
1 Little Grebe
1 Cormorant
2 G C Grebes
1 f Tufted Duck
1 Sparrowhawk
34 Pink-footed Geese >N at 15:15 heading into the fog and totally silent, turned back soon after and were then seen heading >SW towards Mixenden at 15:25 making lots of noise this time
3 Jays
1 Skylark and 1 Meadow Pipit flyovers
1 Grey Wagtail
2 Swallows
c20 Goldcrests in passerine alley (near the pond on the west side of the res'r) with a few Blue, Great, Coal and L T Tits and 2 Chiff-chaffs with them rounded off a very interesting afternoon in the gloom.

 Fly Flatts !!!
Withens Head looking towards Cold Edge

Ogden Water

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

A good search there Dave in poor weather put paid off with the Pinkies.