Monday, April 06, 2015

Other news today

Ringstone Res'r - pair of Shoveler and a pair of Teal this morning along with 1 G C Grebe and 2 Little Grebe (SL)

Middle Walshaw - this afternoon and evening a female type Black Redstart near the Res'r keepers house feeding along the wall on the left hand side (MF NCD DF) - hopefully some photo's to follow.

Lower Gorple - a Swallow this evening (MB) - this follows the first report from MH of one over Brighouse on Saturday 4th April

An Osprey reported over Keighley Res'r at 10:45 heading straight towards Fly Flatts area thanks to I. H. of B.O.G. Lots of reports of moving Ospreys over many parts of the country in the last 2 days so there's a good chance of others crossing over our area on their migration >N

Very few reports of Wheatears so far - 1 at Scammonden on 25th March (SL) and only a handfull of others yet - this might change in the next day or so !!

Lee Mount - eyes to the sky today with hot weather and rising thermals birding from the garden chair !!! - 2 Common Buzzards >N (11:20 and 13:30) and a Peregrine >N very high at 14:00 and 3 sightings of Sparrowhawks 1 >N and the other 2 were probably locals.


Matt Bell said...

At least two wheatear at Lower Gorple tonight Dave. Plus plentiful curlew, snipe, lapwing, skylark, and woodcock.

Gary said...

Up to 6 Wheatear in the Lower Gorple area this afternoon.

Howard said...

One near Crow Hill on the 6th April - early for this area.