Wednesday, 30 April 2008

common sandpipers the 'with'

now 4 common sandpipers up here,i pair gave good views,but as usual the light was crap.

common sandpiper

Sunday, 27 April 2008

flambourgh then dog shit alley

went over to flambourgh with nick d for the king eider which would of been good but the eider was miles away and a sea fret came in.
texts from rare bird alert indicated that a big movement of birds was going on across the country, including across halifax with whimbrel and sanderling been seen(what was at the 'with'?)
it came as no surprise when a dotterel was found at soil hill,so at 1600 we set off back to calderdale .arrived at 1800 and walked up to the hill the track was covered with dog shit.1805 got the bird a cracking male(i think) and very tame.

nice one brian

'nick,the mens toilets are left,ladies right'

soil hill

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

tuesday,its sunny!!!!!!

took bloody ages to upload the photos as blogger was playing up last night.

still a bit quiet though a pair of golden plover looked very smart in the sun making that eerie call

pied wagtail

golden plover

Monday, 21 April 2008

spring? sort of

well the first lamb of the season a few daffodils have appeared,yes spring comes late at 1500ft!
birdwise its still very quiet though 3 swallows flew north and skylark singing continued the spring feeling.

what happened i still dont know but hoping to get it all back to normal soon, if i have missed anyones links then let me know.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

should of taken alastairs advice

well what happened i dont have a clue but i really should have gone to the effort to try and save the lot as alastair mentioned at the start of the year!
oh well back to square one

thanks to dave and heather for the tip off