Had an hour out up Swalesmoor yesterday before
picking young'un up from school but was very quiet
apart from Crows & Gulls, 4 Goldfinch were at the
bottom of the track up Ringby Lane, builders were
busy on the farm and the helicopter was in the yard,
up on the tops there were plenty of pools but no birds
in them so I hung around for a few mins and a Meadow
Pipit showed up but kept disappearing in the long grass,
then a Snipe shot up from 6 yards in front of me and flew
off with some speed towards the Shibden area, on the way
back down the track a Sparrowhawk flew overhead.
I then had 10 mins to spare so had a look around the Green
Lane area of Shelf but same again Crows & Gulls in fields,
100+ Starlings milling about the trees and some Blue Tits
on some garden feeders, oh and about 5 Rabbits, so not much
to shout home about I'm afraid.