Took a walk down Coach Rd and Sutcliffe Wood Rd yesterday
in the sunshine but I think the midday heat had kept the birds
hiding in the shade as not a lot to see but still an enjoyable walk
its not easy to see anything while all the leaves are on the trees
and Coach Rd was very dark down the bottom of the track, Blue
Tits, Dunnocks and Chiffchaff seen and heard.
Sutcliffe Wood had Kestrel high overhead and Grey Heron down
by the stream, also drumming in the trees which I thought could be
LSW but I couldn't locate it.
Next I decided to drive up to Cold Edge Road to have a look in the
fields around that area, the Nolstar produced Starlings and Swallows
with a few flighty small birds that could of been Wheatear or Mipits.
I then parked up by the mast where there were plenty of Lapwing with
young and Pied Wagtails one was on the wall with a beak full of flies
it would of been a cracking shot but a lorry came past and scared it off
just as I was lined up but thats the way the cookie crumbles. I then went
up to Fly Flatts in the hope of something special, 2 Oystercatchers were
feeding, 3 Shelduck flew from the lake down toward the Dams and there
was at least 6 Curlew about and lots of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks.
My garden had Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Sparrowhawk in the tree,
and Kestrel over the back field.