Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Hunter Hill and Cold Edge

A couple of outings today turned out quite well after heavy drizzle to start the day. 

4 Spotted Flycatchers together sticking with a Common Redstart nearby Ogden golf course. Also pleased to get a decent show of Swallows (80+) and House Martins (40+) in the valley as well as  a Blackcap and juvenile Willow Warblers.

Cold Edge didn't disappoint either this afternoon though it was so hot and humid - certainly not living up to it's name today !!
A single Greenshank was roosting on the lower dam with 2 Little Grebes on the small reed-fringed pond and a Whinchat with 8 Stonechats nearby. A flock of maybe up to 100 Goldfinches were feasting on a big bank of creeping thistles.
At Moorlands Farm we checked the traditional Black Redstart spot, drew a blank on that score but a Spotted Flycatcher in the shrubbery and overhead wires was a treat.

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Some lovely birds there Dave.
Greenshank's a great find and a 'leg stretcher' of an outing!