Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Ploughcroft and Pepper Hill (above Claremount)

Hag Lane walk this afternoon behind the ski-slope. Lots of birds about on the hill top on the sheltered side looking over Shibden Valley. This adult female Sparrowhawk landed nearby, but behind a bush! It gave a fantastic view in the sunshine, especially the underside - but it was through so quickly it was hard to keep up with !!!
Sparrowhawk
 
6 Mistle Thrush
30+ Fieldfare
30+ Redwing
c100 Starlings
c50 Common Gulls
c20 B H Gulls
7 Herring Gulls high >W
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Jay
1 Kestrel
4 Mute Swans ( a long way off way down in the valley on Shibden Park Lake)


2 comments:

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice Sprawk shot Dave

Dave Sutcliffe said...

It was probably the same as one of yours over the weekend !