This is the blog for bird sightings and related news in the Calderdale area. It is generally updated daily. Any non-member wishing to report and post sightings should send them to info(at)calderdalebirds(dot)co(dot)uk
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Beware of impostors
Digi scoped record shots in poor light.
Walshaw Dean today. A flock of 12 Crossbills including this female with obvious wing bars and tertial spots, trying very hard to turn it into a two barred, but unfortunately its just a very well marked Common Crossbill (never seen one with such well defined wing bars before. Also at Walshaw - Gorple 8 Brambling, 1 Stonechat, 2 Raven, Green Woodpecker, 9 Herring Gulls, the usual raptors and a Woodcock over the crags.