Friday, 27 October 2017

Lovely but quiet day


  On a beautiful morning I took a walk up Ringby Lane, Swalesmoor
  hoping for something special which I always do but it was to no avail,
  1 Jay flew past and that was it apart from the regular Crows & Gulls,
  no Redwing, Fieldfare or even a Ring Ouzel that BS had spotted up
  at Fly Flatts and no Raptors at all, the bottom end improved a little
  bit with 4 Meadow Pipit, Robin, Blue Tits, Goldfinch and 2 Dunnock.

  Back at home in the garden were Goldfinch, 2 Coal Tit, Great and Blue
  Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Jackdaw, Collared Dove, Pigeon, and high
  in the sky making quite a noise were 100's of Pink Footed Geese which
  was great to see, heading towards Mytholmroyd where they were seen
  and reported later.

  I then took a trip with the wife and the dog to Foster Park looking mainly
  Brambling but no joy again but did see Nuthatch, Jay and Goldfinch,
  we then drove down to Cromwell Bottom NR where we saw a couple
  of Goosander and a Moorhen on the river near where the new Sand Martin
  nest has been built, birding area had 2 Bullfinch, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit,
  and a Dunnock and that was it, oh and a Mallard on the canal, Ive never
  known it so quiet for birdlife or people for that matter.

  BS struck gold again with 2 Ring Ouzel and 2 Hawfinch have been
  seen in the Colden Valley by LJC a bird Ive never seen but wish I had,
  so well done to them fella's for spotting these rare birds.

























1 comment:

  1. A good 'round and about' there Dave.
    Always good to get Pinkfeet - I've not seen many this Autumn.
    Good light today for a change.
    (No Ring Ouzel on Soil Hill for me either, if it's any consolation).
    John

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