Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Bio fuels......??????????

Bio Fules destroy large areas of natural habitat.
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Last few Days

Still very windy and little about, the last few mornings a very smart male Sparrowhawk has bee on the prowl,it sat in the garden for a good 20mins yesterday.Greenfinch have started displaying with four together this morning.6 unidentified geese flew n/e yesterday first thing and a few Herring gulls and 1 first winter GBBGull have been moving s/w.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Bali Starling

The critcally endagered Bali Starling has a strange call......

Identification 25 cm. Medium-large, stocky starling. Almost wholly white with long, drooping crest, black wing-tips and tail tip. Blue bare skin around eye and legs, yellow bill. Similar spp. Black-winged Starling Sturnus melanopterus has shorter crest, much larger area of black on wings and tail and yellow eyering and legs. VOICE -Variety of sharp chattering calls and an emphatic twat.

Somtimes you just have to LOL

Monday, 4 February 2008


137 Lapwings today between Shelf roundabout and Queensbury,if we get a cold snap they usually move down to the warmer climate of Northowram.1 female Sparrowhawk was causing chaos in the back garden this morning chasing starlings and Sparrows with no luck today.At least 6 pairs of House Sparrows were nest building this morning around the village.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Proposed revision of Schedule 4 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

The Department for the Environment (DEFRA) are proposing to revise Schedule 4 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act. They intend to reduce the number of species listed from 46 to just 7. Crucially they intend to remove Peregrine Falcon from the list. Peregrine Falcon is highly susceptible to criminality, not only from the shooting lobby but also from some disreputable falconers. The species has a high monetary value. Please write to Joan Ruddock the minister of state responsible and ask her to reconsider.Calderdale Birdwatchers have spent countless hours protecting this species and it would be unforgiveable to give in now.

Joan Ruddock's email address is.....

It is important to include your name and address in
There is a copy oF a letter on Alistairs Whity Birding that you could use.

Thanks for your support in this matter.