Thursday, April 08, 2021

Crimsworth Dean - 7th April

 A nice surprise late afternoon with a male Ring Ouzel in the fields above Grain Water Bridge alongside Thurrish Road (the continuation of Haworth Old Road). Mind you it was the target species for the day, a traditional site in spring for migrants. Nearly missed out, as we scanned the fields for well over half an hour and just about to give it up when one appeared. Distant but distinctive black bird showing it's white bib and pale panel on the wings. Distant photos only. No sign of any Wheatears up there but there are a few about in our local area.

Elsewhere in the dean a goup of 34 Curlew was feeding in a freshly manured field and nearby a flock of around 40 Meadow Pipits were doing the same. Probably all birds that are moving through the area rather than locals ? 

1 Common Gull, 2 Kestrels, Sparrowhawk, Lapwings, Greylag Goose flyover along with the more usual species including 4 Greenfinch.

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Great to get Ring Ouzel Dave.nice one