Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Shroggs landfill etc...

I've been trying to get half a decent shot of the Willow Warbler that's been singing all week down there. Eventually managed a couple but it was 'playing hard to get' !
 Willow Warbler

A few singing  Chiffchaff and Blackcaps down there along with an occasional Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker 'drumming' and up to 4 Jays with a Green Woodpecker heard in the distance up the Wheatley Valley.

Several reports this week of Common Sandpipers, House Martins and Swallows and there are still some Ring Ouzels and Wheatear about in upland areas.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was one of the highlights so far this week at an undisclosed location (AT) though there have been some other highlights too............

1 comment:

Steve Blacksmith said...

They are hard to get a good shot of. You did quite well there. On my local walk from the garden, I used to always get one or two Willow Warblers in All Saints graveyard/top of Bankhouse Wood, then when I got down to Salterhebble Locks there would be one or two more. Sadly they no longer sing here, having been replaced by Chiff-chaffs, which are nice enough, but there's no song quite so melancholy-sweet as a Willow Warbler's. At least they remain for the time being at Shroggs Rd and many places higher up, like around Widdop Res./Baitings Res.etc.