Sunday, 11 April 2010


Its taken about 37 years of looking to see a Red Kite locally and today, I saw it out of my living room window and then from the back garden a beautiful adult with forked red tail and grey head .An adult male Merlin watched hunting meadow Pipits,Buzzards ,sand Martins,displaying Sparrowhawk,Kestrels and ravens in another part of Calderdale,all in all a real red letter day..................

Thursday, 8 April 2010

First Migrants

12 Sand Martins flew up the valley today whilst watching the local Sparrowhawk displaying ,I had 9 swallows and a House martin on the first and 24 Stock Doves in the local field.