Friday, June 17, 2016

Withens Clough and reservoir circuit

Overcast today though it did stay dry while we were up there. We were maybe hoping for one or more of these species - Stonechat, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Grasshopper Warbler and Cuckoo but we drew a blank on all 5... That's how it goes sometimes ! Other birds made up for it though.
2 Siskin
4 Lesser Redpoll
1 Garden Warbler
3+ Blackcaps
2 Common Sandpiper (just a little shoreline showing)
1 Green Woodpecker
2 Curlew
7 Lapwings >W
104 Canada Geese
Distant common Buzzard but no Kestrels
Grey Wagtails seem to have had a good year for breeding success with 2 pairs and several independent juveniles seen.
Several Meadow Pipits, Swallows, Swifts, Reed Buntings, Linnets and Willow Warblers and a bonus with some nesting House Martins.
Male Linnet


ChrisJB said...

What a shame on not seeing any of the 'big five'. Withens Clough used to be great for whinchat, tree pipit, cuckoo, etc and also ring ouzel.

NTBR said...

Nice linnet photo Dave.