Friday, September 01, 2017

Ogden -golf course

I managed to find this pair of Redstarts near the lower end of the course this morning. Rather distant shots, they were being so elusive in and out of the hawthorn bushes and not giving chance to get anywhere near them. Female type at the top and the male lower photo.
The first local ones I have seen this year and a really scarce breeding bird for Calderdale nowadays though spring and autumn migrants, like these two, can be found locally as they  journey from and back to Africa for our winter.

 Redstarts
Also nearby
1 Willow Warbler
A few Meadow Pipits
62 Canada Geese
c30 Linnets
12+ Goldfinch
30+ Swallows
6 House Martins
2 Mistle Thrush - already eating the rowan berries
1 Kestrel
1 Green Woodpecker on Hunter Hill

4 comments:

darrell j prest said...

Great birds

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice one (two) Dave - well spotted.

Good to get a photo as well!

John

Brian Sumner . said...

Another good find Dave, they seem to like that spot. Good pics.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Great find Dave