Went up to Fly Flatts for a look early this morning with dark
skies and mist rolling in and very windy, was gonna give it up as a bad job
until I seen 4 Kestrel rolling about in the sky so I stayed and the weather
Improved, then bumped in to Brian Sumner and had a natter and a laugh,
he taught me which way was north haha.
Lots of Wheatear on the rocks and down the hillside as I walked down
there and also loads down the road towards Oxenhope, Kestrels were on
form and then a merlin that Brian had told me about showed up, but too
far away for a shot, Canada's and the adopted Barnacle goose were on the
water and I spooked 4 grouse at north end of res and a Curlew also flew
over heading towards Oxenhope and when I drove down the road I spotted
another 4 along with Meadow Pipits and Swallows but the Black Redstart
didn't show so went up to Withens and there were more Meadow Pipits and
Goldfinch and also a couple of unknown juv birds, Linnet ? I think.
Garden had Gold and Greenfinch, Jackdaws, Magpies, Wood Pigeon, and
Collared Dove and 4 House Sparrows on the feeders, back field had 20+
Swallows & House Martins.