Sunday, 27 March 2011

Last few days

A quiet week except for a drumming lesser pecker near Stoney Lane Brighouse,27 Stock doves east down the valley and this Red Sword grass at hardcastle craggs.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

First migrants

Last night I could here redwings heading north over the house and this morning Meadow Pipits along the same route.
3 Chiff chaffs at EGP along with singing grey wagtails and displaying Goosander.Small tortoiseshell ,Peacock and Comma all over the place and 6 Orange Underwings.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Northowram to Beacon Hill and Back

A good passage of Meadow Pipits(10 +5 +2) and Chaffinch(15 +2 +3) over Beacon Hill and a Great Black Backed Gull over as well.2 Greylags on Shibden lake means they are now well and truly every where in Calderdale.....

Monday, 14 March 2011


A good count of 78 today above the house,1 1st winter herring Gull west and a good move of Common Gulls west over the weekend.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

More woodcock

toay I walked down the valley and flushed 4 yes 4 woodcocks along the stream realy good views.also a Roe Deer faced up to my youngest son it actually crossed the field and was within 50 feet of him at one point,with antles at the ready,he charged it and it ran off for cover.Great spots,Stock Doves and loads of rabbits.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Along the River bottom

Had a walk this afternoon along the river bottom up to Coley.Started with a pair of stock Doves look for a nest site in local barn.Song Thrush singing its heart out and loads of Great,Blue and Long tailed tits about.Flushed another Woodcock and a calling Bullfinch would not show its self.50 Woopigeons ,45 Jackdaw and 40 FFieldfare and a Redwing went to roost at dusk.