Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Around and about

I had a good look around Pellon Lane, Spring Hall Lane and Hanson Lane area this morning on the search for the recent Waxwing flock. I wasn't able to find them though they may have moved further afield.? Plenty of some really good looking Redwings down the lower end of Pellon Lane and area at the back of 'The Range' with 100+ birds scattered about, along with a few Fieldfare, Mistle Thrushes,  Blackbirds. 150+ Starlings were on Lightowler Road.

Cold Edge - I called there to see if there were any stray geese about but not today. A flock of 200+ Starlings were in the fields though they got 'spooked' and headed up towards The Withens. A very pale brown Starling like bird stood out from the rest but in the blustery conditions I couldn't get enough on it - though it was probably just a 'vulgaris' (?) A few Fieldfare and Redwing getting blown around.

Fly Flats - not a day even to open the car window up there but I did manage 40+ Mallard on  a point just about half way along the reservoir.

Mixenden Reservoir - Plenty commoner birds (Woodpigeons, Stock Doves and Jackdaws) coming in to roost and c300 B H Gulls and Common Gulls heading up towards Ogden. 2 Herring Gulls >W and 2 female Goldeneye on the reservoir

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

Good numbers of small gulls coming through Ogden tonight Dave on their way to the Oxenhope gull roost which has reached about 5000 now.