Sunday, March 20, 2022

More Whooper Swans

 This morning 

25 on Lower Gorple Res'r + 2 Goosander @ 08:25 (SiB)
17 on Ringstone Res'r @ 08:55 (JB)

Later in the day
28 on Blackstone Edge
58 on Lower Walshaw
25 on Ogden
44 >W over Cock Hill

Total 197 probably mostly arrived after overnight movement and likely move on after dusk tonight (?)
Thanks for all the reports today.

Whooper Swans

Summary of the Whooper Swan reports on 17th and 19th March over Calderdale

17th - 22 on Withens Clough Res'r

19th - 43 over Clifton  were probably the same ones that turned up on Fly Flatts Res'r 
         - 28 heard over Northowram at 01:30 are probably the ones that turned up on Mixenden Res'r
         - 2 on Ringstone Res'r
         - 28 viewed from Ringstone went >N over M62 at 14:25

Thanks for the reports

No sign of Fridays Black Redstart from Ringby Lane on Saturday. It might be worth checking the area again once this east wind settles down !

Friday, March 18, 2022

Ploughcroft Lane Friday afternoon, 18th March 2022.
Decided to try to see the Black Redstart found by David Sutcliffe this morning on Ringby Lane.
Very flighty and mobile covering tens of yards. Last seen flying down the hill.

Cold Edge


Black Redstart

 Nice to see the Black Redstart so local to me after a 

 great tip off from DS and JL , thank you. Linnet and Goldfinch also seen.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Cold Edge

 Tufted duck: 3 males, 3 females.  Also 1 Redshank here, which at 1145 flew north towards Fly Flatts, where Brian had 2 earlier today.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Shibden Valley

 Singing Greenfinch. And first Chiffchaff heard singing here today.

Recent Bramblings at Roils Head

Monday, March 14, 2022

Cold Edge

 2 of 3 Curlews. Female on the right.

Cold Edge

 Goosander 1 pair

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Cold Edge

 5 Whooper Swans. Thanks to Djs for alerting me.

Photo taken with Lumix TZ80 pocket camera, with 30x optical zoom.

Monday, March 07, 2022

Cold Edge

 Teal: 2 males, 1 female

Burning heather on Midgley Moor - viewed from Wainstalls

Friday, March 04, 2022

Cold Edge

 2 Oystercatchers

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Cold Edge

 Male Goldeneye, and 3 Mallards