Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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           Not been out for a while so decided to go mad yesterday with
           a bit of nicer weather forecast so went to Blacktoft Sands, but
           Friday got a nice surprise when I got home from work with 6
           Fieldfare in the garden, then on Saturday looking out of the
           window were 5 Crows getting blown about along with another
           birds which was a beauty a Harrier type and I'm 99% sure it was
           a male Hen Harrier but with no pics to support it will stay at 99%,
           it flew over or more like blown over Claremount towards Shibden
           Park, today at 9.00am 3 Collared Dove flying fast overhead and just
           behind them a Peregrine Falcon in fast flight over Claremount Hill
           then veered off in the direction of Fly Flatts.

           Blacktoft Sands was a productive day with 2 female Hen Harriers,
           3 Marsh Harriers, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, lots of waders and Snipe,
           a beautiful Kingfisher that kept us entertained for an hour, 3 White
           Wagtails, didn't stay late enough to see the Barn Owl but had a good
           day none the less. Seen report today of Sort Eared Owl up Soil Hill
           which I'm gutted I didn't get to see and Pinkies over Northowram.
                                           Marsh Harrier

                                          Whooper Swans
                                          Little Grebe



  1. You picked a good day for your trip.
    Smashing photos Dave.

  2. Cheers John, the weather stayed nice for a change and the Marsh Harriers were busy and great to see.