Sunday, September 20, 2015

Swales Moor - Ringby Lane

Good to meet BS up there late afternoon viewing 360 degrees from the top is easier with two of us.

There were up to 196 Goldfinch on the top - thanks to BS's magic camera and Bradshaw John doing the count later from the photo's !!! There could be even more up there. See West Yorkshire Birding blog for some great photo's as they were moving around from patch to patch of thistles.

Corvids mobbed a Kestrel and a L B B Gulls had a go at a Sparrowhawk .
1 Buzzard sp. went unidentified far across the valley toward Hunter Hill but unfortunately going in the opposite direction from our watchpoint before heading >SW
15 passerines flew over >S looking like Siskins but we couldn't be 100% sure of i d.

On the way down a female Stonechat turned up on the fence line but Bri had left for home in the opposite direction so missed out.


Bradshaw Rambler said...

It's definitely the year of the Goldfinch so far Dave

Brian Sumner . said...

Great to meet you as always Dave, nothing special but an entertaining hours birding, shame about the Stonechat, will have to park at the opposite end next time.