Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Swales Moor - Ringby Lane

I had an hour up there late afternoon in the stiff >NE wind prompted by a call from BS after he latched on to 2 Swifts this afternoon (1 over Fly Flats and another over Bradshaw). No Swifts for me though they should be arriving in numbers very soon. Something definitely to look forward to.

Whinchat
1 male Whinchat was a nice surprise sheltering on a fence on the west side of the hill top
2 Meadow Pipits
2 Wheatears
3 Skylarks
3 Linnets
c20 Swallows >N
4 Stock Doves
1 Bullfinch >NE was a surprise as well
1 Kestrel
Usual corvids and a single Herring Gull with a few L B B Gulls over

3 comments:

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice shot of a good bird Dave. Not easy in the howling wind up there.

NTBR said...

Always good to see a whinchat David. Good work.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Nice find with the Whinchat Dave, well spotted.