Monday, April 02, 2018

Recent report

Walked from Widdop Road to Gorple Lower on Friday afternoon. Skylarks in brilliant voice above about half way up the track. Only saw one but sounded like several. Oystercatchers and 2 Greylag geese on Gorple lower as well as a pair of Mallard and several Canada Geese. Lots of lapwings and several curlews.
On electricity wire, on left (north) just past The ridge, there were several hundred starlings . They dropped to the ground to feed intermittently and then most flew up and did a mini mid-afternoon murmuration.
Previous Sunday (25th).  flock on about 100 lapwings in air above Gorple Lower. Skylarks heard and seen that day too.
Hen pheasant regularly visiting my small garden in Mytholm
From Nina Smith

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