Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fly Flats/Castle Carr/Cold Edge

Fly Flats
1 Goldeneye
2 Oystercatchers
several Red Grouse
1 Reed Bunting
(still no sign of any mipits up there this morning)

Cold Edge
6 Golden Plover
6 Curlew
2 Oystercatchers
1 Kestrel
1 Goosander
1 Little Owl at Withens Head - (usual one Jeff )

Castle Carr Road
6 Lapwings
Sparrowhawk chasing a Skylark
6 Skylark
2 Curlew
2 Golden Plover


Jeff Cox said...

The Mipits are late returning to the hills this year. Only 2 seen round by us Dave.

Give it a week or so and we won't be able to move without tripping over 'em (I sincerely hope so anyway).

Jeff Cox said...

By the way - did you see the outcome of the Sprawk vs Skylark race, or did they disappear before the finishing line was in view :-)

David Sutcliffe said...

The Skili got away nicely!

David Sutcliffe said...

Hope you are ready for that first Wheatear up there Jeff ? (that's what I was really after today)!!

Jeff Cox said...

I'm ready Dave but not expecting any for a few days yet given previous years. I've been looking for Mipits and Kestrels really, but they and (other raptors) have been hard to come by up to press.

Nick Carter said...

A couple of Meadow Pipits up on the edge of Midgley Moor yesterday, seed put down in the usual spot over here in the hope we get some returning Twite.