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 .

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