Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Cold Edge and Ovenden Moor

We did a winter bird survey for the BTO this morning in that area. Not a lot, but it was nice to be out in the very fresh air up there !
7 Stonechats together in the area around Spring Dam was a bit special. 4 adult males looking immaculate with at least 3 females. Several Reed Buntings with them and Chaffinch's, Goldfinch's and 2 Meadow Pipits.
No sign of the recent Barnacle Goose though there were c120 Canada's and 10 Greylags.
2 Little Owls.
Plenty of vocal Red Grouse on the moor.
Nice to meet GS on his rounds, unfortunately having 'dipped' on the recent Barnacle Goose at Fly Flatts.

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Bradshaw Rambler said...

Cracking count of Stonechat Dave.

Brian Sumner . said...

No sign of the Barnacle morning or afternoon at Fly Flatts Dave , 35 Canadas.
Stonechats starting off like last year with good numbers but then they disappeared. Just 2 so far at Fly.