Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ryburn to Baitings Reservoir

Had an hour walking from Ryburn up to Baitings and back yesterday afternoon, pleasant when the sun was out but didn't feel like spring!

12+ Swallows
1 Cormorant
3 Canada Geese 
4 Wrens
6 Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff calling but couldn't see it!
2 Song Thrush nest building
2 Treecreeper
4 Goldfinch
1 Dipper, I'm presuming a different one to the other pair we see as this one was up stream close to Baitings??
2 Curlew flew over calling
And another surprise was a Common Sandpiper, moving up stream between the two dams

A couple of resent photos from the last weeks. The Short-eared Owls were just outside our area, one in the warm setting sun of the week before, the other a week later in snow!
The Common Sandpiper was one of a pair that were at Ringstone and  Curlew over Dean Head  cheers

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Nice shots Phil. It's good to get some cover in that area.