Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Pink Footed Geese

Pink Footed Geese have been seen heading west this week over Northowram.Look and listen out for high flying geese over the next few weeks.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

RSPB,Garden Birdwatch Weekend

What a week it started with torrential rain then gales and then today at least we had some sunshine,and not many birds locally.Fieldfares and redwings seem to be gathering for there return flights to the north .It was the RSPB's big garden Birdwatch weekend with high winds it was difficult to get a decent count.-2 Blue Tit ,1 Great Tit ,2 Cole Tit,1 Robin,2 Dunnock,17 House Sparrows,14 Collared Dove,10 Starling,2 Greenfinch,5 Chaffinch,5 Blackbird,12 magpie ,4 jackdaw,3 Rook,4 Carrion crow and 3 Goldfinch.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008


A much better day than of late with House Sparrows starting to build a nest in the eaves,Sparrowhawk looking for dinner with no success,and 2 first winter Common Gulls in front field.I have also got this Bee House for the spring .The queens emerge in Spring from hibernation, they first search out nectar bearing flowers from which they feed on nectar and pollen at the same time pollinating those flowers causing seed to be set. When nice and plump and feeling the time is right they search out a suitable nest and hopefully will choose this box I have purchased.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Nordic Jackdaw

It may well be a shot in the dark but we defiantly get European birds moving through our area in autumn.This picture show what to look out for.2 have been seen in Linconshire recently

Monday, 14 January 2008

Northowram BTO atlas

Braved the very poor weather and did the first square today(second time)Started with an excellent Scandinavian Herring Gull (argentatus)in with 30 BH Gull and 25 Common Gull,loads of Magpies ,Jackdaws,C,Crows and Rooks kicking around the Cricket pitch and about 25 Collared Doves.2 Meadow Pipit and a Snipe flushed ouy of the field and a Little Owl was seen in the local barn.1 female Sparrowhawk,1 Green woodpecker,2 Bullfinch,30 House Sparrows and a calling Treecreeper was about the best of it.Robin Blue,Great Tit , Chaffinch,2 Goldfich on the feeder

Saturday, 12 January 2008

A grey day

Tawny Owl calling at the back of the Arboratum and a Redwing herd calling overhead.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

A bit of snow

Filled the feeders up yesterday as it was getting very cold.
1 Song Thrush(first for nearly a year)
2 Goldfinch
2 Greenfinch
2 Cole Tit
4 Blue Tit
2 Great Tit
6 Blackbirds
32 Starling
10 collared Dove
2 Dunnock
1 Robin
1 Wren
6 Chaffinch
11 House sparrow
7 Magpie
1 Mistle Thrush
2 Rook
7 Jackdaw
1 Carrion Crow
10 Lapwing high s/w
3 Common Gull high s/w
2 BH Gull High s/w

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Happy New Year

A Grey and damp start to the year and not much about as i went to pick the car up from the Shoulder of mutton car park.
50+ House Sparrow
1 Common Gull
1 BH Gull
100 Starling
27 magpie
2 Mipits
4 Goldfinch
1 Grey Wag