Sunday, January 25, 2015

Luddenden Dean (yesterday)

Afternoon walk along Castle Carr Road from Wainstals found not much other than a Little Owl fluffed up in the cold!
Down in the Dean was more productive with another 2 Little Owls and c150+ Chaffinch heading up to roost but not a sign of any Brambling with them, unfortunately.
Near the Hullet amongst the Holly and Hawthorn I ventured on a tit flock foraging through. A Chiff- chaff called several times, a surprise indeed at this time of year and it took some finding, eventually in a thorn bush with Blue Tits and still calling.
2 juvenile Great Black backed Gulls headed>NW and a large flock of Herring Gulls followed them over the moor. The Herring Gulls were calling all the time and I'm not sure how many there maybe 100+ ,  till I check the photos I took as they went over - c120 on photo check
1 drake Goosander >S

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