Got up this morning wondering where to head off
to today at least a little bit of sun was shining through
early doors but it wasn't to last, but what a nice surprise
to see 7 Redwing in the garden and in the trees in the
back field along with Blackbirds, Starlings, Goldfinch,
Blue & Great Tits and a Wren and a Robin, oh nearly
forgot and a Fieldfare and 2 Mistle Thrush.
The 7 Redwing were soon joined by others before they
flew off towards Shibden Park making it about 20+ once
they were all up in the air, so with hopes high once again
decided to head up to Soil Hill in search of the possible
I first stopped at the bottom of Taylor Lane as I always do
in hope of seeing the elusive Weasel that hangs around
their running about on the walls, as I got there I bumped
into JL who was on his way to Soil Hill on the same search,
I then stopped off at the top of Taylor Lane in hope of seeing
the Little Owl which as been seen there a few times, I finally
spotted it but not where it usually is, it was on a wall by the
track up to Soil Hill.
Now for the Snow Bunting and guess what ? NOTHING after
a circuit of the area, with me and JL going in different directions
in hope of seeing it but no joy but I did manage to see one Reed
Bunting which was a bonus as I've never seen one up there.
Right Ogden here I come even though it was getting very dark
and starting to rain, no Kingfisher or Dipper down by the dam,
it was like a ghost town for birds none about apart from Mallards
& Gulls galore until I seen NK with his camera to his eye looking
into the middle of the lake, I followed his lead and spotted 3 Wigeon
which made up for the rest of the dour walk, I then went up to
the Plantation where there were just 3 Pheasant, 2 male 1 female.