Took a stroll down Sutcliffe Wood Lane and what a treat it turned
out to be, it was just a shame it was so cloudy and dark, plenty of
Blue, Great and LTT'S with in a 2 minute walk from the car and
lots of corvids and Wood Pigeon were about in the woods.
I was in search of Lesser Spotted and Green Woodpecker but
got neither but I did hear the Green calling and did get a Greater
Spotted Woodpecker, there were no rarity's to be found but I still
enjoyed the wildlife that was about, the highlight was being very
close to 2 Roe Deer I think they were as surprised to see me as I
was them and a Kestrel hunting as I haven't seen one for a while,
other birds on the walk were Robins, Blackbirds, Wrens, Chaffinch,
Stock Doves, one what I thought and hoped was a LSW but it was
too fast to properly identify, it had the colours though but I'll have
to call it a near miss, and as I got back to the car a Jay flew overhead
and a Grey Wagtail was strutting its stuff on the road.
I then called up Coach Rd from the Hipperholme end but it was a
lot quieter than Tuesday, nothing seen on the way down the track
apart from 2 squirrels which were having a dance, but on the way
back to the top 3 Jay were seen 60+ Redwing in 2 flocks of about
30 each, 2 Robin, Blue & Great Tits, 2 Dunnock and a Treecreeper.
Garden had the regular visitors and I had the bonus of a lone
Brambling turning up but not for very long but its a first for my
garden and a female Bullfinch was on the feeders, 20+ Redwing
were in the back field which are turning up everyday, so overall
I had a cracking day yesterday.