Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy new year

Happy new year to one and all,lets hope its better than the last 12 months of crap.
Honey Buzzard ,Snow Bunting,Crosbills and Bewicks were the highlights of a poor year,

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Calderdale Purple patch

Well with 2 Great Northern Divers,lapland Bunting and Ducks and Raptors it a real good time for local birders(pity I missed um all).Anyway today I looked out the window and noticed 5 white birds flying south they had to be small geese/snow???!!!!!then they flew west showing them to be short necked YBSwans.I have had loads of Whoopers over the house so texted them out as Whoopers,only to realise as I sent the text that they were far too small and flighty and could only have been Bewick's.Dohhhh,1 Sparrowhawk,55 Lapwing 30+ Common Gulls and 20 Fieldfare.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

First trip out in December

Managed a quick look at EGP today with Sprwk,Buzzard,Scaup,Goldeneye,Great crested and little Grebes and a load of Tufted ducks,Back home 5 Bullfinch was a real treat.Also good numbers of Herring and Great BB Gulls on the move west.Peregrines at Whiteholme and Wainhouse Tower.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Sunday, 20 December 2009


You can tell its winter when the Lapwing flock from Queensbur moves to Northowram ,12 over the house today and a Little Owl sunning itself.
A town tick with 30 Lapwings low over the town centre and a female Sparowhawk having a tussle with a Carrion crow