Saturday, 25 April 2009

hipperholme brickworks

not bad for a ruined brickworks

garden warbler 1
chiffchaff 4
willow warbler 6
kingfisher 1

Saturday, 18 April 2009


lack of car due to it being stolen!
i took a walk to southowram then to elland gp
ashday wood(well thats what im going to call it from now) was great with lesser spotted woodpecker,nuthatch and blackcap also green woodpecker.
elland gp was shit as usual

elland gp

reed bunting
elland gp

ashday wood

Saturday, 11 April 2009

who lost a horse?

had a wander up walshaw dean this afternoon with nick d,as the place was dead we chatted about the usual..................local patches,rares,cbcg,the report and various other stuff.and to make matters worse we stopped off at high royd sf,which has to be the worst site in the world the place is shit.
the highlight of the day this horse.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

bradley hall farm and elland gravel pits

a few hours with nick d this afternoon at the above sites

bradley hall

yellowhammer 1 pair
goosander 1
dipper 1
grey wagtail 1 pair
bradley hall farm

grey wagtail
elland gp

elland gp

'brewers duck' = mallard x gadwall
swallow 30+
sand martin 9
house martin 1
chiffchaff 4
'brewer's' duck
mallard x gadwall hybrid
elland gp

Friday, 3 April 2009

10 birds

well after the excitment during the week it had to end.but it was so sunny and warm i was not expecting much apart from the osprey i bought,but the fucker has not turned up.

canada goose 23
greylag 1
curlew 1
reed bunting 1
kestrel 1
pied wagtail 2
meadow pipit 21
skylark 4
carrion crow 4
mallard 3

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

collared dove where are they going?

after yesterdays goshawk,the good run continued with this collared dove(not many at 1250ft), only my second record up here at the 'with'.the first record was also last april.
it was very shy and skittish,so a migrant.but from where? collared dove movement is a bit unusual i think. i will have to do a bit of research!!!!

collared dove
the 'with'