Thursday, April 30, 2020

Swales Moor

I checked the length of Ringby Lane first thing, got to make the effort sometime ! I was hoping maybe for Yellow Wagtail but conditions were not good with weedkiller having been sprayed on the fields, no manure pile nowadays and no ponds - thought there might have been some puddles after the rain yesterday and overnight.

Very little moving - 1 House Martin and 1 Swallow >N was all I picked out
2 Skylarks on the top along with 2 Whitethroat, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipits, 4 Linnet and 2 Lapwings. As usual, corvids in abundance.
A few Lesser black-backed Gulls and a Herring Gull moving to and fro along the ridge and not a lot else.

At home later - 3 Goosander flew over >W and a Grey Heron >SE
Still waiting for a Swift !


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Goosander nice garden tick Dave?

Brian Sumner . said...

A good effort Dave, most of the habitat up there is spoilt but still a good high spot to get something dropping in. Still suitable for Yellow Wag up there and a Dotterel would be nice.

Unknown said...

Three swifts just flown over house in Walsden. Over Ramsden Hill towards Bacup