Saturday, January 31, 2015

Today's news

Mixenden Res'r - the diver is still there at 10:00 this morning but proved elusive this afternoon in the stormy conditions though BS found it still there late afternoon, see Brian's blog link West Yorkshire Birding.

Also from Vicky J - 7 Bramblings in a garden at Highroad Well this morning, feeding on seed on the ground with one bird also seen on the feeder. Also 2 Redpoll.
It's good to know a few Bramblings are turning up this week.

From Pete Gr - Cromwell Bottom a pair of Goldeneye on the lake and c20 Redpoll in alders this afternoon.
At Jay House Lane there were a few Tree Sparrows with masses of birds to the north of the lane including 500+ Golden Plover (maybe a lot more?) , c150 Lapwings, and Fieldfare, Redwing and Starling flocks. The birds can be very distant so they are tricky to count and check for rarities even with a scope. Well worth checking in the next week or two with a chance the birds could be nearer? I guess they like it as it is well away from any disturbance ! Or who knows they may move away if ground and weather conditions deteriorate further !

A small flock of 40 to 50 Pink-footed Geese >W late afternoon near Walshaw and a Woodcock nearby (NCD DF)

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