Friday, 22 April 2011


Today at about 2 ish I heard a Buzzard call twice all the corvids were going crazy but I didnt see it,I just got a call fron an experienced birder in Northowram that he was convinced he saw a Honey Buzzard today about 2.15..!! a few mipits and Swallows north today and a Willow warbler calling in the valley.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Down sarff

A bit of survey work produced singing males of...2 Lesser whitethroat, 4 Grasshopper Warbler , 6 Sedge warbler,8 Reed warbler,5 yellow wagtail,displaying Marsh harrier ,Treen sparrow,yellowhammers,and this beautiful brimstone nectaring on dandillion

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Weekly round up

Red tailed Bumblebee...
The first Blakcaps could be herd siging in the vally on the 7th and swallows and meadow pipits were heading south in small numbers all week.A couple of Redwing herd in the evening .House sparrows are well underway with nest building..

Friday, 1 April 2011

First Swallow

My first Swallow of the year today heading north about 6.30...also its my earliest ever 01.04.2011..had 2 chiff chaffs singing yesterday down the valley