Thursday, January 26, 2017

Out and about..

Ringstone - birds mostly in the west field
c50 Golden Plover
c60 Lapwing
c190 Canada Geese
c40 Fieldfare
c30 Redwings
c30 Starlings

Bowers Mill - Barkisland
3 Teal
2 Mallard
A few L T tits

High Royd - water treatment works along the canal just west of Sowerby Bridge. Very difficult viewing there !
1 Grey Heron
2 Grey Wagtails, c30 Pied Wagtails and c40 Carrion Crows on the filter beds

Mount Tabor
A good showing of Fieldfares and Starlings either side of fields along Heath Hill Road

Fly Flats and Withens Head
2 male Stonechats along the top road fence line and a pair around the wind farm car park building. What are they doing up there in this weather minus -4c degrees up there ?
2 Golden Plover in the field along Cold Edge Road opposite Nolstar.

Record shots in poor light

Female Stonechat
 
 Male Stonechat
 
Golden Plover

4 comments:

Brian Sumner . said...

A good trip round there Dave, bit bleak for Fly Flatts but worth it for the Stonechat. Had a poor year up there last year for them.
Nice to see returning Goldies in the usual field , Cold Edge Rd.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Interesting blog Dave and a few miles travelled?

The Golden Plover pics gives a great reflection of the day, today....brrrrrrrr.

John

NTBR said...

Good work Dave.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

A Productive day out there Dave, well done