Monday, August 24, 2015

Green Withens

I can't believe this is the first time I have been up to the reservoir having been birding Calderdale since 1970 !!
Looks a great site surrounded by extensive moorland in all directions. It was good to see a local reservoir showing a lot of shoreline. Probably the reason for the Spotted Redshank dropping in and staying over the weekend. It had gone this morning and no sign of yesterday's Black Redstart or Common Redstart unfortunately.
1 juv Curlew on the shoreline - no other waders.
1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Kestrel, 3 Mallard, 6 Goldfinch.
40+ Swallows and 12 Meadow Pipits >SW
15 L B B Gulls >E
1 Common Buzzard over the M62
I'll be going again.

3 comments:

ChrisJB said...

Yes a cracking place, one of my favourites in the area, along with the adjacent moors and woodlands. Must try to get up again soon!

Bradshaw Rambler said...

I had a feeling your next update would be from there Dave.
Bad luck with the Redstart better luck next time.
(petrol prices are falling as well)
John

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

I don't even know where it is John but it sounds like a great spot