Took a walk around Pepper Hill this afternoon in 60 mph
gale force winds, first bird I seen was a Sparrowhawk being
blown about and wishing like I had that he should've stayed
at home, not one of my wisest moves going for a walk on the
hills today as not much to be seen either, 20+ Crows,
10+ Magpies, 8+ Wood Pigeon, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch in
the Brambles and what looked like a Merlin being blown through
Shibden valley but not a positive ID as it was going faster than
Lewis Hamilton and the only thing in the sky was a Helicopter.
Got talking to a nice fella who was the son-in-law of Howard
Creber a well known birder and he also knew Brian Sumner
another professional local birder.
Thought I'd put a few pics on of last March's treat at Soil Hill
the cracking little Snow Bunting.