Saturday, September 05, 2015

   Where have all the birds gone, very quiet today,
   It didn't help with shooters out at Ovenden Moor
   & Pauls Clough, no sign of Cuckoo or Redstart.
   Soil Hill-: 2 Kestrel, 8 Meadow Pipit, 10 Goldfinch,
                     8 Ducks ( Mallard ? ) in bottom pond.
                     3 Pied Wagtail nr dead sheep.
                     Huggings of Starlings
    Withens-: 1 Pheasant, 2 Common Gull, 6 Linnet, 1 Little Owl.
    Fly Flatts-: 10+ Meadow Pipit, 10+ Wheatear, 2 Mallard, 1 Kestrel.

                                          Looks like wounded wing



ChrisJB said...

Great photos Dave. I tried to upload my black redstart ones today, but it didn't seem to work.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Especially like the Meadow Pipit Dave showing the typical long hind claw of a mipit.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

I'd like to see the Black Redstart shot Chris, great find.

Yeah them claws are long Dave, whats the reason for that ? and what do you think about the Kes's wing as the shooters were blasting away in the same spot as the Kes was flying or would it be just wear & tear.