Monday, February 28, 2011

Wainstalls and Luddenden Dean

We found just 1 Brambling behind the Delvers this afternoon (6 there earlier in the day thanks to NK) but the finch flock was very flighty.

1 Merlin paced through north as we neared the 'caty' but the rest of the dean was fairly quiet until we got to the lower lodge area and the eastern hillside where there were loads of Blue and Great Tits, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 Nuthatch along with Chaff's Goldfinches and Coal Tits - probably all being helped with the feeders in a nearby garden.

10+ Reed Buntings were around the top lodge at the end of Castle Carr Road but there were no sign of any waders on the moor as we walked back to Wainstalls.

1 comment:

Jeff Cox said...

That sounds like a grand walk Dave, great weather today as well. Good number of Reed Bunts and GSW's.