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.

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


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.