Sunday, 27 February 2011


Flushed 3 woodcock today in a new bit of wet ground in a private wood .Also first displaying Greenfinch and singing Song Thrush at work.

Sunday, 20 February 2011


Highlight of the week in northowram was a small flock of siskin by the church about 25 in all.You can buy these t shirts in tesco's...???????......not very PC these days.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Round and about this weekend

The highlight of the weekend was a lesser spotted woodpecker calling loudly near EGP and a Water rail alarm calling on lagoon 1 at Egp on sat evening.7 waxwings flew over boothtown with 40+ Redwings north here on Sunday morning.Common Gulls at Northowram peaked at 45 this weekend. Tawny Owl and Song Thrush have been herd calling over the weekend.

Thursday, 10 February 2011


75 Pied wagtails over bull green about 5.15,1 Blackbird singing at Bull Green 5.20 and a song Thrush in full song at Heath training centre this morning.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Northowram to Hipperholme and back

Loads of rain and wind ,5 Stock dove,150 Fieldfare,100 Redwing ,5 Mistle thrush,50+ House sparrows,30 Goldfinch,36 Woodpigeons,40 Jackdaw,20 Chaffinch,50 BHGull and 20 Common Gull.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

EGP and lots of rain

A cracking adult Cormorant in breeding plumage was the pick of the bunch closely followed by a adult male Pochard and male Goldeneye.Goosander 20+,BHGull 50+ and Common Gull 30+,Coot ,Moorhen and 5 canadas.
(Northowram) An adult LBBGull west,6 Herring Gulls west,400 mixed Fieldfare and Redwings north,40 Jackdaws in pairs and the sparrowhawk took another collard dove during the week.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Amaurobius fenestralis

Found this over the weekend in only house wood thanks Bruce for the id.