Took a walk to Ogden today and bumped in to Dave S just
as a Curlew flew over singing a first for me this year, we had
scout around on the tops but just Crows, Maggies and Gulls,
lots of Wood Pigeons a couple of Mistle Thrush and Green
Woodpecker heard but not seen, Dave then set off on a hike
over the moors he's a fit old bird. 2 minutes after he set off
a Little Owl showed and 3 Fieldfare flew over and a couple
Robin and Blackbirds were in the car park.
I then had a crazy idea to go to Walshaw Moor as I've never
been before, don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't
I thought, the place is unbelievably massive I didn't know which way
to turn I felt like I was in the film American Werewolf in London
when he's out on the moors and not a lot going on really just 5
Lapwing, Starlings riding on sheeps backs, and a unidentified bird
but it flew off before I got my camera ready, built like a thrush but
it was a lot bigger, and then on my travels looking out of the car
window I saw a lifer for me a Short Eared Owl which I was well
chuffed about but my joy didn't last very long as I was photographing
the Owl my camera went on the blink and just gave black images.
oh well my birthday tomorrow so will hope for a better day.
2 Mistle Thrush
1 Little Owl
1 Green Woodpecker ( heard )
1 Curlew, 2 Robin, 2 Blackbird
1 male Pheasant.
lots of Lapwings at the waters edge
lots of Starlings on wires.
Short Eared Owl
3 Roe Deer