Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Tuesday more Whinchats

Another good day with a Buzzard north over the house the first bird to be seen,then a Wheatear in the field and Swallows heading south, Mipits calling overhead and a Grey wag south.2 Whinchats on the fence together along with 8 Mipits. Cormorant west with a few gulls and a distant large  Goose sp was unidentifiable... 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Monday ...............monday

heavy work load over the weekend so it was nice to be out today, another whinchat ,plenty Swallows heading south ,1 Snipe south and Mips south all day............Small copper, Large and Small Whites and Speckled woods still kicking around when the sun came out..

Went up to see if any lapwings were present at shelf moor,,not a thing except a few corvids,then two Whinchat poped up on the wall up by the horse paddock(not seen one in 10 years in Northowram then 4 in the last week..??)as soon as I got on um a female Sparrowhawk went for them ,missed and landed on the wall,it then jumped into the field and started hopping around looking through the vegetation.not see them do that before...needless to say didn't see the Whinchats again...........

Saturday, 7 September 2013

What a week.....

2 Spotted Flycatceher ,Chiffs and willow warblers ,the Whinchat the other day was a first for me here and today a GREEN SANDPIPER flushed from just below the cows water trough was another first for Northowram,,now can I make the hat trick???,,,,4 swallows,1 mipit and a few Stock Doves was a poor supporting cast..

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Swallows On the Move

Plenty of Swallows moving  due south today and yesterday at least 300 + 5 Sand martin, Skylark,2 Spotted fly, 1 juv Whinchat and 40 + Mipits..

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Moved down from Queensbury(getting out of the wind)

33 Canada geese have moved in ( must have come from ragalds flood)0ne Chiff -  chaff and Goldcrest  gave a quick burst of song from the tall hedge,a few Swallows low... heading south and a flock of 55 Goldfinch were new in ( again probably from queensbury).....a couple of LBBgulls were all I could muster in the wind........................