Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Swales Moor

Ringby Lane late morning. Not a lot doing as I thought maybe there would be some movement of 'pinkies' - but when I looked at the hills to the west they looked pretty grim with fog and drizzle so not a good omen. Brighter to the east and north but still not a lot seen in the gusting north westerly.
1 Green Woodpecker seen. It seems to be frequenting the area between the back of the ski-slope and the Boothtown side of Ringby top.
1 Stonechat on the top was a welcome sight
Not  a lot else other than a few Meadow Pipits, Linnets and Goldfinch and the usual corvids in abundance.

A good early autumn record from PJWS yesterday at Cold Edge dams with a group of 4 adult Whooper Swans. They left >S at around 17:50.
 Whooper Swans - Cold Edge

Also from yesterday c 50 Pink-footed Geese >SE through the Calder Valley at around 09:20 (AH)


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice one with the Stonechat Dave.
(I've seen the Green Woodpecker at the bottom of the main track opp. the Ski Slope - a good while back).
I had considered Ringby Top myself today but the wind put me off.

Brian Sumner . said...

That mist and drizzle has been hanging over the ridge west of Fly Flatts for days now.
Keep trying Dave, Redwings due this week.