Goldfinch with a few Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Bullfinch,
fighting Blackbirds, Robin, 3 Collared Dove, 3 Feral Pigeon
and a Dunnock a flyover of 8 Goosander a Great Black Backed
wings sharp pointed but too high to see with the naked eye as to
what birds they were.
Anyway I thought I'd stay local today and set off up to Ringby
Lane in hope of a Snow Bunting, at the bottom of the muddy
track were Blackbird, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Dunnock,
Great Tit and Robin and on the hill were 8 Meadow Pipits
and 2 Pied Wagtail so it was a good start to this area, further
up as it got muddier there were Gulls, Crows and Jackdaws
but nothing much else, I then spotted Dave P up there looking
out for Skylark and as he walked towards me a Snipe shot out
of the tufts of grass and a Kestrel was hovering in the distance
towards Queensbury, a report came through of Pink Footed
Geese flying west, we had a good scout for them but didn't
manage to see them, so after a good natter we set off back down
the lane to Hag Lane in hope of seeing the Little Owl, as we got
near the bottom of Ringby I spotted 2 Buzzard doing a courting
display with plenty of turns and dives and it was great to see.
Hag Lane had 13 Rabbits on the hill and then further on another
3 were spotted, Great Tit, Robin and Blue Tit were seen in the trees
and then flying up from Shibden Valley were 2 more Buzzard which
soared for a bit then went really high up I was amazed at how fast
they'd reached such height, no Little Owl was seen but 5 Rook were
in a field before we got back to the road for the walk back to the car
up at the Ski slopes on the way there were plenty of Crows, Gulls,
Starlings, Magpies and Jackdaws.
It was nice bumping into Dave P as Ive not seen him for a while and
the Buzzards were a real bonus for the day.