Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Blackmoorfoot reservoir and surrounds.

1 female common Scoter was a nice suprise along with 1 GCGrebe,50+ Swifts,20 House martin ,11 swallows,175 Lapwing , 2 oycks,2 Curlew, 25 LBBGulls a,70 BHGulls and 3 Golden plover.Nearby were 1 male whinchat, 7 Linnet ,plenty of Reed Bunts,Grey partridge,  Mips and 2 Twite.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Yorkshire Specialities

The best place in Yorkshire to see these two species is Hardcastle Craggs,Top pic Beautiful Snout and bottom pic Devon Carpet.They have both been recorded this year despite the weather.Cheers to Bri Leesey for pics.

Hobby - tastic

Watched an adult Hobby today in  wessenden valley,ive  seen a few locally but this was a jem ,classic adult (prob female due to large size?) Red trousers,heavy streaks on breast and bright white face and jet black moustacial stripes,blue grey back and long wings.I watched it down to 30 feet as it chased across the moor towards me.Headed off towards to Deer hill,the odd Reed Bunt,Lapwing and Mipits starting to gather .10 LBBgulls ,1 cormorant and a flock of 37 BHgulls .

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Cupwith Res area/Marsden Moor early July

These are max numbers seen over the last week / 10 days and vis also

Twite   5
Ringed plover 4 n/w
Grey Wag 1 blogging
Reed Bunting 11 max seen on one day mostly juvs
SEOwl     10 sightings of 2 birds
Tufted Duck 2
Mallard 135
Curlew 6 n/w
Swift   137 n/w
Linnet 10
Common sand 1
Snipe 1
Lapwing   34 west
Peregrine 1 juv female hunting swifts
1 Hobby very brief view of a bird hunting low over the moor.
LBBGull 7 west

Monday, 9 July 2012


The first sighting today of a young female sparrowhawk from the local pair was good news and also a garden warbler in full song from a garden on our street was also welcome news.Swifts north , LBBGulls westand a few House Martins south are the first signs of decent vis to come....