Sunday, 9 August 2015

Wheatear Heaven

         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.


  1. Good report Dave , like the streamlined Kes heading at you.

  2. Some good stuff there Dave.
    Always a pleasure to see Wheatear