Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Withens Clough and reservoir circuit

A very hot day with clear sky and hardly any wind.
Unfortunately any waders were disturbed, with dogs and pedestrians along the shoreline rather than the pathways. One pair of Oystercatchers were constantly on the move along with Common Sandpipers etc.
2 Curlew over on the moor
1 Green Woodpecker in the clough along with Linnets and Goldfinch, a single Skylark, 1 Blackcap and 4+ Willow Warblers.
A big plus was a group of around 20 House Martins collecting mud for their nests from drying up muddy pools
No sign of the recent Cuckoo.

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