Wednesday, October 12, 2016


First thing. A bright start to the day with clear, dry weather with the North Easterly still going strong.
Redwings piling over up until around 09:30 in flocks of 100+ with up to 900 or so. Though they came over high, most dropped straight into the plantation at the top end and started stripping the Rowan berries. We tracked them closer but they were very flighty and wary and hard to get close to but they were a fantastic sight to see.

Alongside the Redwing  were a few Blackbirds and Song Thrushes and with them were Goldfinches, 1 Lesser Redpoll, Siskin heard, a good number of Chaffinch and 3 Brambling feeding in the top of Silver Birch (though there were probably a few more Brambling we weren't able to locate in the canopy). Also a few Jays though couldn't find any warblers but they were probably there somewhere !
No Fieldfares found though I hear they have been arriving at inland sites.
1 Cormorant
7 Wigeon arrived on the reservoir as we were about to head home.


Brian Sumner . said...

A pleasing morning Dave . 1m 5f Wigeon present this afternoon plus 5 Brambling.
You just said the other day you had,nt had Wigeon yet.

David Sutcliffe said...

Yes and Brambling is a new one as well. A good day brings Calderdale total this year to 123....
Hope you not too wet this aft - it was pretty wet up Cottonstones !