Friday, February 03, 2017

Upland area

I've been out this morning looking for Mountain Hares on a local moor.

Pleased to say I managed to get my very first sighting of these hares. Shame it's going through the colour change, but still lovely to see.

A big thanks to Chris for posting his sighting the other week

Also 1 Grouse
1 Meadow Pipit
2 Skylark
And flushed what I thought could possibly have been a  Snipe?? but couldn't be sure


Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Glad you found the Hare Phil and had a chance to get a pic,nice one

Dom Ranson said...
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AndyC said...

Where is Waystone edge.??

Brian Sumner . said...

The Hares around this area , Thornton Moor, Oxenhope etc have mostly been wiped out with scumbags out long dogging. Safer to give any directions to a sight via text or e mail rather than publically.

AndyC said...

well said Bri

David Sutcliffe said...

Well done Phil - thanks.
Odds on the one you flushed was a Snipe. They are probably one of the only waders in winter on the moor bogs though we occasionally (rarely) get Jack Snipe though 'jack' can be the tricky identification one !

Dom Ranson said...

Ok fair point, comment deleted.