Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Mixenden and Lower Brockholes

 This morning - before it got too hot...! but it was hot - no escape !

Nothing much on Mixenden Reservoir other than 2 Swifts and a female Tufted Duck. On my return I came across 6 Chiffchaff feeding together on the edge of the plantation - a family group I suspect.

Slaughter Gap was worthwhile checking with a Spotted Flycatcher on the fence line. Camera shy was a bit of a disappointment ! Also quite a number of Willow Warblers down the tree line and a group of 6+ Mistle Thrush and 5 Jays stripping berries off a Mountain Ash. Also nearby, a Green Woodpecker, Kestrel and a few Swallows.

Another camera shy bird with a female Redstart in the hedge / fence line near the lower end of the golf course became very elusive. Migrant birds seem to like this area near Carr's Beck.

20+ Swifts over Hunter Hill - make the most of them now until next April / May !

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A good outing Dave.
You are picking out some great birds at the bottom of the golf course.