Saturday, May 12, 2018

Cold Edge and Ovenden Moor

Not a great amount of birds today other than the usual species for that area
2 male Wheatears at Withens Head along with  a Little Owl
A single Little Grebe on 'the dams'
1 Oystercatcher and a few each of Snipe, Curlew and Lapwing
A few Swallows at Withens Head
4 Reed Buntings, 2 Linnets, 3 Skylarks singing and a few Meadow Pipits about

None seen up there today but still very few Swifts about generally with just a few reports of small numbers only.
1 Green Hairstreak butterfly on Ovenden Moor


Muxy said...

Swifts back at pellon. Loads of linnets near cottonstones.

David Sutcliffe said...

Good to hear about the Linnets, it’s a good area for them. There are usually good numbers around Cold Edge but scarce so far this year

Brian Sumner . said...

Small groups of Linnets along Cold Edge Rd but nowhere near as many as usual at this time.
No Swifts and very few Swallows. Only very few Wheatear. What a strange springtime.