Monday, February 05, 2018

Swales Moor

Ringby Lane this afternoon

Quiet sky with no wind and nothing moving other than 5 Herring Gulls >N.
In the fields, some recently ploughed, there were plenty birds taking advantage of the worms etc ..
160+ Common Gulls (mostly adults)
2 Black-headed Gulls
100+ Carrion Crows
140+ Jackdaws
c30 Magpies
A good show of Meadow Pipits with c35 alongside a single Pied Wagtail but not a sign of any Skylarks today.
3 Stock Dove
1 Wren
Distant Kestrel over Shibden Valley and a flock of 30+ Lapwings over towards Shelf Moor.

Nearly forgot.... - 5 Fieldfares in the 'mipit' field.


Brian Sumner . said...

Beginning to look like a dip on Snow Bunting this winter Dave.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Wow Dave.
Hope you had your calculator with you - some whackingly large numbers there!

David Sutcliffe said...

Bri - if we don't get a 'bunty' in this cold spell we've had it this year !!
Hi John - yes a lot of birds especially surprised by the number of Common Gulls. also late afternoon a lot of corvids head that way to the big roost at Shibden Head.