Friday, March 18, 2011

Various sites (am)

Target bird was Wheatear today - not a sign of any!

Fly Flats
1 Redshank
2 Oystercatchers
4 Goldeneye
4+ Skylark
c20 mipits moving through >NE
No Twite but plenty of Red Grouse

Crimsworth Dean
Flock of 38 Curlew at the head of the dean plus others on the moor
2 Oystercatchers
6 Lapwings
c20 Stock Doves
2 Little Owls
c50 mipits and similar number of Chaffinch moving through and heading up the dean towards the moors >NE

Castle Carr Road
1 Little Owl

At least 4 Brambling still there with the Chaffinch flock in the garden behind the 'Delvers'


Jeff Cox said...

I went up to Langfield and West Scout today looking for Wheatear but turned up nothing but a single Mipit. The area was eerily quiet. Worrying.

38 Curlew - a fab number Dave. Think I'll wander up there over the weekend.

David Sutcliffe said...

The area just beyond Grain Water Bridge is often good for early Wheatear and in past years I used to clock early Ring Ouzel there too (though not in recent years).

Brian Sumner . said...

Dont worry about the Wheatear Dave ,Ill be going up there in the morning to get one for you, weather permitting.