Sunday, 22 March 2015

Whooper of a Day

           Nice wake up call this morning by 100's of Whooper Swans
           went outdoors with camera and another two flyovers by
           60+ of them honking away, it was great sight though.

           Went up to Soil Hill but very quiet apart from Pipits & Skylarks,
           2 Grouse and 1 large Raptor but only caught sight of it as it dived
           down the hillside, then went up to Fly Flatts but wished I'd have
           gone to Mixenden Res on the way as there were hundreds of
           Whoopers on the water, as soon as I got to Fly Flatts there was a
           Buzzard soaring and hovering and then a fight near the water
           between Greylags & Canada's the Greylags came off the best,
           I then went for a stroll on the moors up there and seen 6 Curlew,
           2 Wheatear and more Meadow Pipits and a Kestrel.

                        10 Goldfinch
                         8 Chaffinch
                         4 Greenfinch
                         2 Dunnock
                         2 Collared Dove
                         2 Blackbird
                         1 Blue Tit
                         1 Wood Pigeon


  1. Must have just missed you up at Fly Flatts Dave, there 0700 - 0930 hrs. Glad you got some Whoopers, a great Whooper day

  2. Yeah it was Bri, loved the flyover and boy was they loud haha

  3. Hope you did,nt spill your Weetabix

  4. Amazing Day Dave - one I'll not forget in a while.

  5. Yeah an amazing day John and it helped with the weather being kind and just spilt a bit of milk Bri as I jumped up for the camera lol