Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Mixenden Reservoir ......

Started off at Mixenden and I was surprised to find 3 Great Crested Grebe - making lots of noise too but no direct interaction though they were following one another around. Also Moorhen and one drake Tufted Duck on the water.
Fire has devastated the little corner by the gate that was so good for passerines. Even so Willow Warblers and a Blackcap were still singing nearby.

Withens Head - 2 Wheatear, 2 Pied Wagtails and a single Swallow

Ovenden Moor - further evidence of fire - this time at the far distant Marsden Moor. Fireworks apparently, according to Look North's news tonight - thank goodness it's rained tonight to assist the firefighters.

Cold Edge Road
I could only find one Golden Plover this morning - maybe the recent flock has now moved further north. There were 4 Wheatears in the field and something spooked them. A bit of  a surprise to see them fly up into the nearest, tallest tree by Nolstar kennels. At one point they were joined by a Chaffinch but missed getting that on the shot
3 Wheatear in the tree with another one joining them in flight

Luddenden Dean - great vocals from a Cuckoo this afternoon. 

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