Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Withens Clough Reservoir

We did a circuit this afternoon and finally tracked down a Cuckoo on a fence line though we only heard it sing a couple of times.
Pair of Stonechats
1 Jay
1 Willow Warbler
1 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpipers
2 Wheatear
A few Swallows, Linnet and Meadow Pipits.
12 Small Mallard ducklings were huddled together to keep warm but they made a very rapid exit into the water as a Carrion Crow stooped at them. !

 Mallard ducklings
 Stonechat (male)

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Brian Sumner . said...

Just as we mentioned no Stonechat about, here they are.

David Sutcliffe said...

I couldn't believe finding 2 pairs today Bri - uncanny !

Brian Sumner . said...

Strange game this birding!!!

Unknown said...

Is that the first Cuckoo of this year?

David Sutcliffe said...

First one for me locally though there have been several about in Calderdale since the end of April.