Sunday, 22 July 2018

Calder River & Canal

 Took a walk along the canal and river on Thursday from Elland
 to Copley and an enjoyable walk it was too and had breakfast at
 the Watermill along the way, plenty of birdsong but not many
 chances of decent photographs with all the foliage and sun in my
 eyes, it was nice to see the Dippers and Grey Wagtails fluttering
 and bouncing about along the river and a Kingfisher flypast, a
 Roe Deer appeared across the canal which was lovely to see,
 6 LTTS and Wrens were busy over the river along with Robins,
 Blue Tits and a family of Mallards, lots of Butterfly's & Dragonfly's

 Garden was busy with Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch a few
 Blue Tits, Collared Doves, a single Wren, a couple of Chaffinch
 and what Ive not seen for a while a hovering Kestrel in the back
 field.






















Monday, 16 July 2018

Garden Visitors and a Parrot.


  I haven't been out of late due to watching the world cup
  and the weather being much too hot for me as Ive been
  exhausted after walking around for 5 hours delivering
  mail in this heat, the old body can't take it anymore.

  The visitors Ive had have been Goldfinch, Greenfinch,
  Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Blue & Great Tit,
  Blackbird, Starling, Wood Pigeon, Sparrowhawk had a
  couple of visits, Peregrine flew over twice, lots of Swift
  and a few Swallow which I thought might have flown to
  Africa by now, House Sparrows which was a surprise but
  no House Martins which was disappointing, also Ive not
  seen a Kestrel over the backs for a while whereas it used
  to be a nightly event at one time, Green Woodpecker showed
  up again but only for a short stay and nothing heard from the
  local Tawny Owl which I expect every couple of nights.

  Deer, Fox, Frog, Wood Mouse and Weasel on the animal side.

  At work a Ring-Necked Parakeet flew over, I thought it was a
  Raptor at first until I saw the length of its tail which is a first for
  me, a nice surprise but a shock at it being in such an urban place,
  it was only a half a mile out of Bradford City Centre.
  2 Stock Dove and Dunnock also seen in the garden.