Sunday, August 30, 2015

Soil Hill

-I had one Cuckoo briefly on Taylor Lane but it flew down into a ditch, so there is at least one still knocking about
-Was pretty thrilled when I stumbled across 2 Siskin feeding on thistles on the western side of the hill, but when they got up and flew further down the track, to join a flock of around 20 birds. That was a big surprise. A nice way to get a patch tick. More birds were calling elsewhere and a few more flying over, so I reckon around 25 birds in total.
-Basically, Soil Hill was crawling with Siskin...

6 comments:

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice find Daniel and thanks for the call. Nothing doing by the time I got there but the farm below had a noisy jet wash blasting which probably spooked then

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Great spot Daniel and nice photos.
You'll be camping on Soil Hill soon.
John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

2 Cuckoos on the telegraph pole at about 16:00 and a Little Owl eyeing up a dead sheep nearby.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Nice record with the Siskin. I can't remember seeing them on thistles before.

Daniel Branch said...

Sorry you missed them Brian. Hopefully there will be a few more going through. It was odd to see them on thistles, but they looked right at home

jamie said...

There reportedly Siskin feeding on Thistles around the Chew valley this morning as well in the company of Goldfinch.