Friday, May 15, 2015

Hardcastle Crags

A quick scout around from 5:30-7:30pm. From lower car park to the mill & back, then a brief look up Crimsworth.

As other observers have noted, so far this year things are looking pretty grim. No sign at all of pied flycatcher, redstart, wood warbler or lesser spotted woodpecker. All of these would have been pretty easy to find (to a greater or lesser extent)
 10 years ago. A very rapid decline.

The only positive was a pair of spotted flycatcher halfway up the track behind the bench. Other sightings included a pair of treecreeper, 3 nuthatch,  a pair of sparrowhawks, and several song thrush.

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

It seems a very good area for Song Thrush in the crags Matt