Sunday, April 05, 2020

Soil Hill - updates from the week

Just a few bits from a daily walk around Soil Hill during the past week.

30 March
Still 9 Fieldfare in the fields around the top, feeding with Starlings

31 March
At least 4 Buzzards drifted north, also 2 Sparrowhawks circling

02 April
5 five flocks of Common Scoter flew E over the Soil Hill/Bradshaw area between 21.15 and 21.45

03 April
3 Buzzards drifted west towards Fly Flatts
Still 6 Fieldfares in the fields
1 Snipe drumming
2 more flocks of Common Scoter flew E, one at 21.32 and another at 21.49

04 April
Steady morning of VisMig, all north between 08.00 and 09.00; Woodpigeon 18, Fieldfare 52, Meadow Pipit 92, Linnet 2
3 Oystercatchers blogging around

05 April
1 Swallow flew through N 8.16, my first of the year. Another was blogging over Bradshaw around 11.45
2 Snipe drumming
2 Redwing flew west with 14 Fieldfare
Also rather sadly found one of the sites Little Owls dead on the side of the road.


David Sutcliffe said...

Nice report Daniel. Shame about the Little Owl.

AndyC said...

Yes , hopefully it will be a good year for most species , with less traffic on the road.I noticed a Blue Tit nesting in the wall on Godley Cutting.....!!!!