a few hours this afternoon but it was far too windy for any decent photos :0(
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
took a 3 hour walk around siddal and southowram this morning,
a chiffchaff in walterclough valley was the best of the day,as it was only calling i think it may have over wintered? it put on a great show feeding in the sunlit bushes.
nuthatch and treecreeper were seen along sunny bank lane.
coal pit lane had 1 skylark singing also 5 flying around the fields more than likely disputing territory.
also 1 meadow pipit and 6 common gulls.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
well still very quiet up here still! another week and it should be better
on the res 1 male mallard and 3 canada geese
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
a nice hour up here this evening..........yes the evening visits have started!! hurrah
lots of work going on,yorkshire water seem to be doing some work on the dam which hopefully will end up with being drained? already some shoreline
canada goose 16 + 'noisy bob' the white greylag thing
carrion crow 4
Sunday, 14 March 2010
had a look around stoney royd cem this morning
no sign of the lesser spotted woodpecker,but did see
green woodpecker 2
great spotted woodpecker 1
long tailed tit 4
i will never tire of seeing these beautiful little balls of fluff!
Friday, 12 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
well its still not staying light enough for visiting the 'with' after work,so at the moment i going to moore near warrington after work to have a look at the gulls on birchwood pool.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
upto gorple this morning
1 reed bunting
34 red grouse
at midday i went to pugneys as its only 30m mins down the motorway
bumped in to mick c had spent a few minutes chatting.and finally saw the the drake smew,red breasted mergansers and red necked grebe on the calder wetlands.
walked over to pugneys just to save 50p for parking!!! left 10 minutes later as some bloke bored the tits off me going on about fuck all..............white lenses tend to attract oddballs
at 2 i thought fuck it im off to the 'with'
35 minutes later im at 1200 feet and walking over 2ft of snow!!! in places
not a bad first visit for the year
2 mallard on the very frozen res
6 carrion crows
1 male stonechat