Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Swales Moor

An hour or so on Ringby Lane this afternoon. It's an area with a working quarry and recycling plant with fields which are mostly infilled quarries. All overlooking Boothtown and Halifax as well as an all round vista of the surrounding hills and countryside. Fantastic views on nice clear days.
It's been fairly quiet bird-wise over the summer, though it's been good for butterfly's. The site comes into it's own in autumn and winter when it can be good for migration watch (otherwise known as vis mig) and wintering birds.
This afternoon
1 Swift with 30+ Swallows feeding high over the ski-slope
2 Common Buzzards
100+ Linnets with a few Goldfinch's in among them
1 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrels
30+ Pied Wagtails in the newly seeded fields at the Ambler Thorn end of the site. Carefully checked for Yellow Wagtails but none found
1  Skylark and  a few Meadow Pipits
c80 Carrion Crows
25+ L B B Gulls, 1 adult Herring Gull and a few B H Gulls and Common Gulls


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Good count of Linnet Dave
And a bonus , Swift.

Jeff Cox said...

Good late Swift record Dave :)