Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mixenden Swans

Went over to Mixenden after church to check out the Whooper Swans, and all were still there and showing really well being very vocal too. At some points they came very close to the near bank where I was set up so managed to get some fantastic views of them.
-Whooper Swans
Then went for a walk around the moorland areas to refresh myself with all the local sites. Stumbled across some really nice moorland birds, including Snipe, 2 Redshank, 2 Golden Plover, Little Owl and a solitary Fieldfare at Cold Edge.
-Fieldfare
-Little Owl
Species List:
Mixenden Reservoir: Whooper Swan, Canada Goose, Goldeneye, Great Crested Grebe, Mallard, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Black-Headed Gull, Carrion Crow, Kestrel, Robin,
Moorland Sites: Little Grebe, Redshank, Fieldfare, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Lapwing, Pheasant, Carrion Crow, Blackbird, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Mallard, Canada Goose, Graylag Goose, Red Grouse, Little Owl, Grey Wagtail, Common Snipe, Herring Gull, Golden Plover, 

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Like the Little Owl, I know that wall!!!! Great shots of the Whoopers as well

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Love the little owl shot, I'd no luck with one today