Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cold Edge area

Did the Breeding Bird Survey this morning in that area with a good mix of the usual species plus a few movers including 6 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Linnets and a single House Martin all  heading >N
2 Golden Plover at Withens Head and just 1 opposite Nolstar - but no sign of yesterdays Dunlin.

A few Swallows at Cold Edge and a single Wheatear with a few Willow Warblers about singing.
Pair of Kestrels bonding and a Little Owl in the usual spot.
Barnacle Goose still at Cold Edge latched on to a Canada !!

Pair of Ketrels - male at the top - showing the differences in the under tail pattern between male and female !

5 comments:

rosiecheeks49 said...

Been what I think is an Osprey around for the last couple of days over Old Town Hebden Bridge. Thought it was a heron at first, but it has the wrong flight characteristics, also it was being mobbed by crows.

David Sutcliffe said...

Interesting - did you gat any photo's ?

rosiecheeks49 said...

Unfortunately not, but the camera is now poised for action......of course, I won't see it again now!

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice kessie shot Dave

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Pretty cool photos of the Pair of Kestrel Dave.
Nice one.
John