Thursday, 26 November 2009


Working in HX1 at the moment with little birdwise to get pulse going,------
Long Tailed Tits 30 +,Carrion Crow,Pied Wagtail,Black Headed Gull,House Sparrow(8),Collared Dove, Blackbird,Dunnock,Wren,Fieldare(4)Redwing(14)and 4 Chaffinch,goldfinch.
Mistle Thrush,Cole ,Blue, Great Tit ,Grey wag and Common Gull added on Fridy.
Wenesday saw the best so far in a male Peregrine above the piece Hall.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Record count

Today there were 47 Collared doves in back garden ..a record count,I reckon there is a roost some where in Chelsea valley of over 100.?????

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Wind of Change

Its been 9 years at Northowram and there have been some great birds mostly seen from the house,Honey Buzzard,White Stork(the 2 that tried to breed in West yorks)Snow Buntings(2),Jack Snipe,Whooper and Bewicks Swans,Ruff,Whimbrel etc and I have learned the beauty of Vis mig an amazing aspect of real birding.(not switching on the computer and then getting in your car and hey ho bingo a real rare bird id'd by someone else..pointless on a regular basis)Well over 200 moth species(with at least 8 new for Calderdale) in the back garden and the largest gatering of Ghost Moths in Yorkshire viewed out of the bedroom window.Ringlet,Gatekeeper, White letter and Purple Hairstreaks only a walk to the local wood .