Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Two fantastic days birding

Two fantastic finds at the same site, unbelievable good fortune. First I found Halifaxs second ever Woodlark at Tower Hill, Norton Tower yesterday afternoon (last one 1953)Then today I returned with DF but no sign of the Woodlark, instead we flushed a pipit. We both thought it to be a very large pipit and alarm bells began to ring in my head. I think its a Richards I said to Dave and we rang it in to BS to put out on the grapevine. After a while longer we relocated the bird and heard it calling, also Dave got some record shots. We both believed it to be a Richards Pipit and when JB arrived with his super scope we confirmed it. First Record for Calderdale, photos of the pipit to follow. WHATS NEXT IN STORE???

10 comments:

Jeff Cox said...

Well done Nick - brilliant finds.

AndyC said...

buy a lottery ticket.....

Brian Sumner . said...

Great stuff lads, I await your call in the morning with your hat trick Nick.

heavy birder said...

Still pinching myself, I can not believe it both at the same site. Think alot of Budweiser will be sunk tonight.

Nick Carter said...

Just brilliant Nick!

royallinson said...

Amazing finds !!

royallinson said...

Amazing finds!!

Matt Bell said...

Unbelievable. What a year for Calderdale. I think the recent East Coast migrants (Carter & Cox) might be coming back here for twitches at this rate!

NTBR said...

Line something up for Thursday & Friday please Nick.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Absolutely brilliant Nick.