Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Pellets update Thursday

Skulls 28 all Field Vole
Jaw Bones 37 , 35 Field Vole , , 1 Wood mouse,1 Common Shrew (bottom pic)
various ribs,teeth,pelvic bones and 1 caterpillar which will be interesting to see what that turns into.?

Garden killer

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Queensbury Tawny Owl pellets

                                                Zig-zag tooth pattern of Field Vole lower jaw
                                   Common/pygmy shrew lower jaw, teeth tipped with red
                                                               Field Vole lower Jaw

Still plenty to go through ,but these two stood out amongst the masses of fur....
86 Lapwing at Shelf Moor today......

Monday, 25 February 2013

Winter Vis totals

On and off since 2004 i have realy enjoyed winter vis from in and around the house,not as hectic as autumn,
Pink footed Goose ------6540
Whooper swans-----------118
Woodpigeon----------- 72122
Bewicks Swan , Barn owl , Snow Bunting , Ruff and Waxwings have added a bit of colour..

Sunday, 24 February 2013

On the way to work

Managed a quick detour round the back way ,Little owl showing well..

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Spring is in the air

Whooper 'tastic'

After a long walk and very little to report with a cold east wind keeping everything down , I had just put my empty camera battery on charge and looked out the window...geese in v formation was ny first thought...grabbed the bins...Whoopers..loads of um  ...46 in total,,,quick call to DJS who was luckily in his back garden and 2 minutes later they went right over his house,,,,,made my day...

Sunday, 17 February 2013


3 Skylarks in full song at Soil Hill , 15 Golden Plover,2 Skylarks , and 30+BHGulld at pellon

back garden blackbird

Pied wagtail at Shelf moor

55 lapwing,10 starling and 2 Pied Wagtails...this female shows all the classic features.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Pied Wags

4/5 Pied Wags,5 lapwing 4 carrion Crow at Shelf moor today

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

last few days

a few groups of Fieldfare nand Redwing have been on the move along with one Song thrush,2 mistle thrush and 6/7 Balckbirds around the local fields.lots of chaffinch and a treat with one Brambling ,1 Nuthatch in the robin hood  garden at cragg vale and a Goosander north over the house...

Turkey tails

Saturday, 9 February 2013

On the way to Queensbury

1 Common Snipe,2 Stock Dove ,194 Starling , 40 Lapwing,4 Jackdaw,5  Common Gull  at Shelf Moor

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Shelf Moor..again

29 Lapwings ,2 Common Snipe ,40 Starling,3 Common Gull ,7 BHgull, and 2 Mistle Thrush...

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Shelf Moor

Quick look at tea time produced,1 BS,10 Snipe,18 Mipits, 60 Lapwing and a host of Starlings...

Friday, 1 February 2013

shelf moor

40 lapwing,50 Starling(one with white tail again) 1 Common snipe ,6 fieldfare and 3 Redwing...Also 40+ Golden plover at Clifton/////Its the first year in the last 10 that I didnt record Snipe and GP then i get um both on the 1st feb..........funny old game   ....

Foot It January

Well ended up on 70 species for january all on foot.Harold park was a big suprise as Mute swan is a rare bird in calderdale but here they are common along with a host of tufties and other common ducks .I may carry on for the year and see how many species I can see on foot from the house....100+ is possible...