Sunday, 28 March 2010


11 Stock dove in front field ,1 Redwing very fast calling North,8 Mipits north,3 LBBGull west and 20 canada Geese west.In the moth trap Hebrew character,1 Clouded drab,Common quaker and Chestnut.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Elland Gravel Pits (RIP)

Waded through the chavs along the new road that links Brighouse with elland today.Its allways been bad down there but now they can get in without getting there reebocks dirty there everywhere.The bit I liked best was the bit they cleared for the new duck feeding station very reminisent of the one at ogden.When they put the by - pass in so you can get to Tag loop with out getting your reeboks dirty the place is doomed.Anyway managed 9 Orange Underwings and no migrants yet.

Raining mipits

From first light today mipits were heading n/w in one's and two's and at about 8.15 82 dropped out of the sky and landed in the front field.One female Gooseander s/w 2 Canada Geese east and 2 lapwing n/e.Mipit numbers exceeded 150.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Sparklehorse RIP

Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse has committed suicide, according to a report from Rolling Stone. His family has released a statement reading, "It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member, Mark Linkous, took his own life today. We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free. There's a heaven and there's a star for you."
The album,' Its a wonderful Life'with PJ Harvey is a classic.