Sunday, April 12, 2020

Soil Hill - updates from the week

Latest bits and pieces from the Hill

7th April
1st Wheatear of the year in the fields around the top
35 Fieldfare flew north
1 Barn Swallow was blogging around

8th April
A pair of Bullfinch was in the line of trees leading down to the NK pond

10th April
A Jay flew through, landing breifly 
1st Willow Warbler back
3 Wheatears in the field by the NK pond
1 Barn Swallow blogging

11th April
Recorded 48 species, which is my highest total for a single visit to the site
Female Ring Ouzel in the trees on the north slope, was flushed and lost. Another bird flew over high later in the morning
A CC Marsh Harrier circled over from Ogden direction, before circling north
up to 3 Willow Warbler and1st Whitethroat back
a Nuthatch was on the summit. I think it looked as confused as I was
6 Wheatears; 4 by the NK pond (2 male) and another 2 in the fields at the top
1 Barn Swallow blogging
A male Goosander flew off Ogden
-Female Ring Ouzel
-One of two male Wheatears
-Nuthatch looking very confused
-Marsh Harrier, seems to have aquired some damage to its wing

12th April
Female Ring Ouzel in the fields off Taylor Lane
Single male Wheatear still present
Up to 7 Willow Warblers, plus Whitethroat still present and singing
-Female Ring Ouzel on Taylor Lane


AndyC said...

Well done some great sightings,,,Nuthatch,,,, bet that was a surprise....................!!

Edward Evans said...

The Nuthatch are v common in the wood here but on a summit id a bit out of the ordinary! No wonder it was confused!!

NTBR said...

Good work Daniel.
Keep 'em coming.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Good stuff Daniel.
Nice find with the Ring Ouzel in the Soil Hill north bushes (and ..the othes!).
Bradshaw John.

David Sutcliffe said...

What a bonanza there Daniel. Like the photos too, great work.