Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Had a look at fly flatts today , 9 Kestrels , 8 Sand Martin , 50 Swallows and 50 Swifts , Lapwing , LBBGulls and Tufted Duck with 4 Juvs , 2 Teal .....First Juv Buzzards flying today at Northowram
Monday, 30 July 2018
11 Raven was a great sight today along with 25 + Kestrels , 4 Buzzards , 2 SEO , 1 Marsh Harrier , 1 female Sparrowhawk with very tatty tail , a flock of finches contained 2 greenfinch , 6 Chaffinch , 5 Goldfinch and 4 Siskin , Song Thrush 1 , Mistle Thrush 3 the bird of the day was a fat juv Oystercatcher....great to see....
Sunday, 29 July 2018
Thursday, 26 July 2018
Its the first time that I have seen at 19.55.... 1 LEO , 1 SEO and one juv LEO hunting in the same field.!! Also between the showers 3 male Siskin , 1 Great spotted Woodpecker , pair of Teal with 3 juvs , 10 Curlew, 1 Buzzard , 8 kestrel and 5 more SEO and 1 LEO which nearly took my head off , must be another breeding pair as is was 'Barking mad' ........A single Whimbrel was calling on the north bank it was seen briefly ,I was going to have a closer look when i got round the other side but got side tracked with all the owl activity .........9 Kestrel together was a rare sight these days.
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Its been a fantastic year so far with 17 species seen in and around Hedge top lane and Only house Wood. Purple Hairstreaks , Holly Blue , Orange tip.large and Small Skipper , Small , Large and Green veined White , Comma , Peacock , Red Admiral , Meadow Brown , Small Heath , Ringlet , Speckled Wood , Small Copper and Small Tortoiseshell......
Monday, 16 July 2018
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Had the most fantastic view of a Buzzard carrying a dead rabbit yesterday it was really struggling with the weight of it..Great spotted and green Woodpeckers both bred in the local wood and Blackbirds and House Sparrows have had an excellent breeding season with 14 + blackbirds and 30/40 House Sparrows feeding in the newly cut fields. Greenfinch also had a good year. 5 lapwing in the fields was a surprise yesterday. Lots of gulls on the move north at the moment but all LBBGulls so far. Still plenty Swifts about.