Nice surprise the other morning when I spotted a new
species of bird in the garden, at first I thought it was
Redpoll but it didn't have a red crown and then I thought
Linnet but Ive never known them be on feeders before so
I sought some expert help from Dave S who confirmed it
was a Linnet so I now had a new tick for the garden, it was
joined by a Greenfinch and a Mistle Thrush and the regular
Goldfinch, a Raptor has been making a lot of screeching
noises for the last 2 mornings but I haven't managed to
spot it yet, it sounded large whatever it was so I'm hoping
somebody else might have spotted it.
Around the district a Redstart, Redshank, Little Ringed
Plover, Golden Plover and a Osprey flyover have been
seen in the last week or so, which is great for this area,
3 Buzzard soaring over Claremount heading towards
Northowram was good to see but they were very high.