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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Shelf Moor & Shibden

Started off reasonable but as the E wind picked up so the birding ceased proportionately.

Paw Lane: Kestrel, 80 Starling, 20 Goldfinch, 6 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 4 Greenfinch. Corvids nearby.

Shibden Head: Bullfinch, Blackbird, 4 Mistle Thrush, few Redwing & Fieldfare, several Jackdaw.

Return home: Grey Wagtail over Black Dyke Mills.

I wonder what the icy blast from Russia will bring us this next couple of days.

Friday, January 30, 2009

A Good Day Spoilt

The SE winds made Sludge Hill even quieter; so much so that I thought it would be an ideal opportunity for a completely birdless day. Just imagine it, a blank return - the first in almost 7 years. Alas and alack it wasn't to be - 3 Skylark and a Grey Heron ruined it. There I was, in a trance hoping I could justify my wallowing in self pity; I'm beginning to hate birds.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Swales

On approach:

2 Stock Doves > S
1 Kes
2 Mistle Thrushes

Top:

3 Skylarks
18 Lapwings >E came over the hill very low. My third Lapwings sighting in nearly as many weeks.
1 Blackbird

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Shelf Moor

Went down to Shelf Moor for an hour at 1030 to check for any PFG - none seen. However a touch of Spring came in the form of 3 Skylark, including a singing/displaying male. 14 Lapwing flew over E and generally there were chirpings and twitterings (the birds, not me).

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Soil Hill plus

SH started off lousy as usual but got better. 2 Mallard, 2 Skylark, Grey Heron, 19 Lapwing, singing Mistle Thrush. 5 Common and 2 Herring Gull heading SE low overhead; the latter being a long awaited personal patch tick.

Queensbury - 11 Mallard, Pied & Grey Wagtail at Raggalds. Grey Heron, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Redwing & BS with dogs at Foxhill. There was a noticeable absence of gulls; just a handful around.

PS - No, I didn't see or hear the large number of PFG reported on the Calderdale blog. At that time I would have been on the top field facing Thornton Moor Res.

Swales Moor/Ringby

This morning on the top
1 Little Owl
2 Stock Doves
1 Blackbird
4 Skylarks
8 Meadow Pipits
48 Carrion Crow and 18 Magpies

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Shibden via Shelf Moor

Shelf Moor - 21 Rook, few Jackdaw and Carrion Crow. 2 Greenfinch, 22 Redwing, solitary Lapwing.

Shibden - Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Kestrel, approx 35 each Jackdaw & Carrion Crow. 10 Common Gull and 85 Woodpigeon were feeding in a field off Green Lane, being joined by a party of 10 Fieldfare and 8 Redwing later.

Pick of the bunch upped my year list to 50 - Tawny Owl having an altercation with an unseen neighbour in Paddock Road.

Back to Soil Hill

The Stone Circle
The Old Mistle
25/01/2009 1330-1500hrs
Back for a second look and a thorough search of the area in the hope of finding birds but with no luck.
Covered the whole area top to bottom, end to end and came up with :-

5 Fieldfare
14 Lapwing
2 Roe Deer.
Oh well, its away with the binocs and out with the spanners for another week.
BS
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A bit of a quiet do.



SOIL HILL LAPWINGS

25/01/2009 0830-1015hrs S>5 Dry after early light rain

OGDEN
Very quiet in the wood, on the water and in the air.
Few small Tit flocks
Sev Chaffinch by Lodge feeder
Good number of Dunnocks

SOIL HILL
24 Lapwing
3 Grey Partridge
1 Skylark

And so the tick list comes to a standstill again.
BS
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

First time at Oats Royd

We had a walk round Oats Royd this afternoon. Very nice spot but not allot of birds and very cold wind at top.
2 peregrines high above
1 little owl
1 moorhen
1 bull finch
1 kestrel
1 or 2 herons

Still Boring

Soil Hill - Few Gulls, Grey Heron, 13 Lapwing, Kestrel, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Swales Moor and Shibden Valley

Swales Moor
1 Skylark and 2 Meadow Pipits this afternoon on the top

Shibden valley (upper)
4 Stock Doves
2 Bullfinch
1 Green and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in Lee Lane

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bright and Breezy

Very breezy in fact. Soil Hill - Golden Plover, pr Stonechat, BHG & Common Gulls. This is the first time in a few years where I have not recorded Snipe in January so far.


Raggalds 25+ Jackdaw.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Swales

48 Pink feet >W c. 11.30 am. Part of a big movement seen by Andy C and reported on Calder blog.

7 Mipits.

1 LBB Gull >W

2 Herring Gulls >S

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday Morning

There were about 30 Lapwings, in the 'horse fields' down on the moor, when I passed at about 8am. They obviously didn't hang around for long. Denise

A Wonderful Walk

Not many birds but today I just enjoyed the scenery; it's a wonderful change from you know where.

Went via Corporal Lane across to Shibden Head and returned via Ford Hill where I got an unexpected Bird on a feeder.


Meadow Pipit, BHG & Common Gulls, Jackdaws, Crows, Rooks, Goldfinches, Blackbirds. Shibden Head provided a Year tick with Song Thrush, also 3 LTT there.

Rookeries

Hi all,are there any Rookeries in the Soil Hill area.??There is a small one in Northowram by the old Hospital but I carn't think of any more.?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Usual Route

Raggalds - 2 Common Gull, 20+ Starling 7 Fieldfare, 2 Pied Wagtail - which were on the pale side, even taking winter plumage into consideration. One day I'll sedate one and examine them feather by feather (in my dreams).

Good old Soil Hill brought me back to reality: 2 Grey Heron, Fieldfare, 14 Lapwing, that's the lot.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Quiet(ish) Ogden

Met BS as I arrived at Ogden Reservoir this morning and was warned that it was quiet. Saw the flock of 80+ Wood Pigions in the fields below the road and heard what I think was a (quiet) GSW amongst the conifers opposite the Visitors Centre. The usual species inc. 4 Coal Tits were around the feeders. 100+ Mallards initially appeared to be the only duck on the water but I got lucky with a female Goosander that dropped in for about twenty minutes to feed. Gulls were arriving / departing all the time with 60 + BHGs but only 2 Common Gulls. Got lucky too with a Kingfisher down near the compensation channel sat on the wall. Last year I had to wait until November before 'ticking' a Kingfisher so it's nice to get an early one. Ogden was not so quiet after all!

That Dreaded Soil Hill

18/01/2009 1430-1530hrs
Got to the hill in sunshine and blue skies with a cold SW>5 and by the time Id checked the bottom ponds the wind had increased to SW>7 gusting 8 with driving rain. By the time I got back to the summit I was white with snow . When I got back home , only a good mile away the sky was clear with only a slight rain shower!
and still it produced the goods

12 Lapwing on scrapes
2 Skylark
4 Grey Partridge
1 Kestrel
1pr Stonechat
1 Reed Bunting
2 GBB gull and 6 Herring gull >W over wind turbines.
Sev BH Gull around but as with Ogden this morning, no Common Gull
BS

OGDEN

OGDEN FALLS
WOODPIGS at OGDEN
18/01/2009 0815-0945 hrs Cold SW>5-6 Dry and Bright

Very quiet both around the reservoir, on the water and in the sky, no ticks today.

1f Sparrowhawk
85 Woodpigs in field, Ogden Lane
Few Tit flocks but no Long Tailed or Goldcrest
Usual sp. Mallard numbers down.
BS
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Soil Hill? If only.


It's nice to be back in Yorkshire after the Christmas / New Year Season even if the weather is a bit grim. I don't suppose we can stretch the Queensbury boundary a bit to include the Alps can we?

Just catching up on stuff. Thanks for the awards and the latest newsletter Brian. Good liaison work Nigel with the Soil Hill landowner and the council. A 30m x 30m scrape should attract few goodies.

Anyway Oats Royd this afternoon was quite, the highlights being 40+ Magpies comming into roost, 2 male Bullfinches and a Grey Heron.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Site Meeting SH

The meeting took place today in an appropriate SW gale on Soil Hill. I will include the issues raised in an Email and send out, rather than flood the blog. Both Hugh Firman and I did leave with positive vibes however.
Swales

1 Blackbird
1 LBB Gull >S
4 Mipits
2 Skylarks
3 Reed Bunts. First a male and female together then later a male and two females.
50 Lapwings over>E
3 Common Gulls >S

1 GSW by Swales Moor Rd.

Home- 1 Grey Wagtail on the street.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oats Royd

Very quiet so just a few of the usual, 12 Greenfinch, Little Owl, Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 2 Goldcrest. Also in the vicinity were 2 courageous Roe Deer and a Stoat/Weasel.

At home today 23 Collared Dove, c30 Chaffinch and a fem. Sparrowhawk.

Ogden

1 Dipper in White Wall End today - I think some call it Ogden Clough

Usual Route

Mountain - 22 Meadow Pipit.

Soil Hill - 3 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Pied Wagtail, 16 Lapwing, 5 Grey Partridge, Sparrowhawk, Stonechat male. A large mobile flock of mainly Starling with some Fieldfare was seen twice; also 2 Mistle Thrush.

Other: 4 Roe Deer; D&J Sutcliffe.

Meeting Hugh Firman and landowner Soil Hill Friday 16th 3pm.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Soil Hill Development

I remember the key phrase for management 'get out' as being "I've been overtaken by events", so I'll use that clause now in the case of Soil Hill. Previously, I had not been willing to get involved in discussion, but I have received information that makes this no longer a worthwhile attitude, even detrimental, some would say.

The owner of that invaluable estate has made it known to Calderdale Council that he is willing to develop the site in a wildlife friendly manner and so I am to attend a site meeting within the next day or so. Brian and meself have briefly discussed our realistic wish list, even though I still think a breeding program for Greater Sand Plover isn't being too greedy.

To be continued...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shibden Valley Buzzard.

Back garden Coal Tit and Grey Wagtail (the latter upping my annual list) made me think another walk would be productive. I went from Shelf Moor, skirting the Valley to Northowram edge and back after lunch.

5 Greenfinch, Redwings, Fieldfares, Starlings in usual places at Shelf Moor. Stood in Paw Lane and watched a Buzzard soar for nearly two minutes in the valley; I reckon it would have been above Green Lane bottom with a bias to Northowram side. Strolled down, getting usual corvids and gulls also picking up Grey Wagtail and Green Woodpecker. Something spooked the corvids/gulls and at one stage there was a spectacular sight of nearly 200 birds squawking and circling aloft.

Couldn't help but picture those fields in the vicinity of Marsh Hall being a possible for Yellow Wagtail come Spring.

Ogden

1 Sparrowhawk
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
No Goldcrests and only 25 B H gulls and 15 Common Gulls
c40 P F Geese >W at 13.55 at a distance looking over to Illingworth direction

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ogden & Sludge Hill.


Ogden was hard work. Apart from the Goldeneye just usual expected species - couldn't even manage Goldcrest. So off I jolly well trudged up to the hill from hades...


Kicked off with 8 blogging Meadow Pipit, then caught sight of a gull coming in fairly low heading WSW at approx 1335 hrs. Turned out to be Adult Winter Mediterranean Gull. Thank you very much.

Also: 50+ Fieldfare, 110+ Starling and a solitary Lapwing heading S. It's hard to be smug though, when the heavens opened up and I returned home dripping wet.

Ogden

This afternoon;
Goldeneye male left high towards Thornton Moor at 15.10
108 Mallard
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 ad Great Black-backed Gull with 7 Herring Gulls >W at 13.50
9 Great Black-backed Gulls >W at 15.10 (2 ad and the others juvs/sub adults)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

SHIBDEN VALLEY

Cross Becks, Shibden.

11/01/2009 1430-1545 hrs
Started with a dip on the Nuthatch at Shibden Head then dropped down the steep hillside to the beck following it down to
Cross becks, then on to old sewage works and back to Shibden Head to finish on another Nuthatch dip.
This used to be a regular route for me walking down the beck but it seemed much easier 40 yr ago.
Target birds for today were Dipper, Tawny Owl and Woodcock which I managed to dip on all 3.
Very quiet throughout with just :-
1pr Kestrel
1 Jay
1 Song Thrush
4 Wrens + usual Robins, Tits etc.
BS
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2008 Highlights

Brian produced nearly all this list; I just made an amendment or two and published it on the website. Please please let us know if you feel you've been shortchanged and I will add whatever you want including on it.

Queensbury 2008 Bird Highlights



OGDEN



11/01/2009 0800-1000 hrs Cold W>6 Damping and cloudy
A decent morning despite the strong wind and large areas of the reservoir frozen over.
The Mallard count was 156 with small groups coming in all morning. Goldeneye was a nice suprise and
2 m Goosander flew low over the water >S at first light,probably from the TMR roost.
Managed to get over the first 50 on the list with several common sp.to get. Hoped for Kingfisher and Dipper but
they,re never around when you want them.

OGDEN
2m Goosander
1m Goldeneye
1 Treecreeper
156 Mallard and rising
8 Canadas
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Sparrowhawk
+ usual sp.
BACK LANE
1 Kestrel
1 cock Pheasant

BS

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saturday

50+ Fieldfare, with the same number of Starlings, in the field Keelham side of the Farm Shop.

!50+ Pink-footed Geese, just above the rooftops, >N over Scarlet Heights at about 12:30pm.
Denise

Friday, January 09, 2009

Soil Hill & Ogden

Naturally, a mist descended as I approached the bitch hill. She was in a right mood too; her shroud so effective no bird could be seen. So, I decided to cut short the visit and descend to Ogden - this upset her enough to throw me a morsel. A Golden Plover, took flight from an icy scrape calling, unwittingly granting me another year tick.

Ogden was quiet, but I managed to nail another few annuals: 8 Canada geese, Mallard(s) 3 Coal Tit & Pied Wagtail. 2 Jay were also present, as were Mr & Mrs D Sutcliffe, birders extraordinaire. 5 minutes after chatting, a party of around 12 Fieldfare flew over (hope you got 'em).


The mist lifted so I thought I would risk a second trip to Soil Hill on the way home. Good move - Short Eared Owl playing out, big time.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Ogden

This afternoon;
144 Mallard (must be a record)!
8 Canada Geese
2 Goldcrests
1 Gt Spotted Woodpecker
2 Kestrels up on Soil Hill

Swales Moor

This morning;
8 Meadow Pipits
2 adult Herring Gulls >S
6 Common Gulls

Busy Shelf Moor

Different today, in just over one hour:

Meadow Pipit, 11 Magpie, 10 Carrion Crow, 30+ Jackdaw, 40+ Rook, BHG, Common Gull, 2 Kestrel. The fields at Corporal Lane had Goldfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 9 Fieldfare, 22+ Redwing, 20 Lapwing, which eventually roosted at Cross Lane.

2 Stock Dove provided another year tick, while excitement was provided by 2 Carrion Crow mobbing a female Sparrowhawk in Hawthorns.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Shibden

From just after first light for a couple of hours searching the brook for the wader. It's very hit and miss especially with some of the brook being inacessible. One benefit of desperately scrambling through a marshy quagmire masquerading as a public path was a spooked Woodcock. (I'll try not to get too attatched to this good run). It went up with a clap, didn't give a call and, more oddly, doubled back (having gone to ground for a few seconds) towards me coming nearer than previously and giving nice views as it passed me.


Flock of 55 Redwings in trees and rummaging through the leaf litter.
1 Green Pecker finally nailed having called for the previous half hour just to tease.
1 Kes (female)
1 Grey Wag on the brook.

A Pied Wag over home this morning and a Grey Wag seen nearby.

Doomed.

And it came to pass that the stricken one called by the house of automobile repair to drop off a parable for the scribe called Brian. Then, like the aforementioned and also others named Michael, Iain and David he ventured forth to the promised land, craving the creatures called Big Gulls.

At first, his heart sang, for he could see many gulls in the sacred place, but lo, a depression took hold of him, for they were of a common nature. Following a trail from Howcans to Swalesmoor, this sad soul lost any remaining semblance of joy, for a great mist descended all around. Only Crows, were present to mock him and he soon left this accursed place, stopping to reflect that only for the second time in his miserable life he noted one bird carrying an object with it's feet.

At the head of the valley called Shibden, the sound of Bullfinch and the sight of 3 Long-tailed Tit, lightened the load of despair, so on to Cross Lane, in the ever present dankness went our traveller. There, just as lost as he was, stood 5 Lapwing which made him thankful for small mercies and so on to his modest dwelling he did return.

PS - On Swales were 4 Horsemen of an Apocalyptical nature swirling through the mist; one was heard to say "Did thou observeth that sad pillock?" Came the rejoinder "Aye, but have pity for he won't learn from this day"

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Swales Moor

Soil Hill (and Ogden - just) from Swalesmoor (or is it Ringby?) this morning.
On the top;
1 Skylark >SE this morning and 18 Fieldfares >N
9 Greenfinch and 12 House Sparrows at the top of Ploughcroft

New Year

I resolve to post properly.
A couple of pictures from the beginning of the year. The Frost-tailed Blackbirds were in the garden on the 1st Jan. The Long-tailed Tit is one of a group of 5 which have visited the feeders here in the last couple of days. As well as the usual suspects, there were also 8 Redwings in the garden, 2 Mistle Thrush and a Grey Heron over. Denise
Swales

1 Reed Bunt (probably same as the recent female)

1 Wren

1 Lapwing over >S (very scarce for me here)

1 Peregrine patrolling the fields for goodies. Lost it as it headed South because of the sun. Picked it up again to the south and saw it plunge downwards out of view to the South. AS I WRITE THIS IT JUST PASSED THE WINDOW HEADED FOR SWALES!! Just texted Brian in a panic. I just realised, what a house tick.

Shibden

Several Bullfinches
AND Keep your eyes peeled: At a distance I had obscured views of a WHITE RUMPED wader species flying fast and low directly over the main Shibden brook in direction of Shibden Head. Possible green Sandpiper. I know viewing along the brook can be restricted but could worth a look if you're in the area. Dipper isn't unknown down there either.

Brians Newsletter

I read Brian's final publication last night and would like to express my recognition of the painstaking work he put in, at some personal expense too. You went out on a big note Brian - the catchment area map is a winner. Already it has helped clear up a query I received, plus at last I can identify place names known only to established locals.

Dare I propose the way forward is to promote what you yourself touched upon in the text? No! I don't mean this BUGGER writing, I mean 'computerized?'. A Half yearly, or Annual review, courtesy of the skills you have acquired, published on the Website. I will discuss this further in private but not for long because it isn't rocket science and the tools are already in place.

Well done on your polished products over the past year, now get them fingers flexed lad.

Records to Halifax Birders

Today I sent my second and final batch of records to Nick Dawtrey, the Halifax Birders recorder. From past experience I know that Nick sometimes has PC problems, so I would ask anyone who is in regular contact with him, e.g Dave Sutcliffe if they could check that he received them ok. They were sent from my other Email address, not the one I use for blogging, but my name was on them. Thanks in anticipation.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Ogden

This morning - very quiet all round!
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
c125 Mallard and 8 Canada Geese
10 Dunnocks, 8 Robins, 1 Treecreeper and 2 Coal tits
Red Grouse heard calling on the moor

Perambulation

Walked from Paw Lane via Shibden Head to Oats Royd, was generally hard work with bits of luck.

No sign nor sound of the suspect Woodpecker at Paw Lane; whole area almost birdless apart from Gulls and 3 Redwing.

Shibden Head - 10 Redwing, 4/5 each of Greenfinch, Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch. Nuthatch calling briefly, 20+ Jackdaw.

Oats Royd - Little Owl, 2 Jay, 3 Blackbird, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch. Things picked up at last light when 13 Siskin came into roost.

I still need Mallard for the year!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

What next?

Thank you. This year Hoopoe?
Ploughcroft-not a lot, a few usual suspects plus 2 Herring Gulls >W. 1 Pied Wag.

Swales-9 Mipits, 45 Fieldfares >N

From home today- Saw c. 15 big Gulls headed W and NW. A mad scramble for the bins revealed 2 LBB Gulls and c. 8 Herring Gulls. Didn't manage to get on em all.
Also c. 70 Fieldfares going low >N.

A Second Dip

04/01/2009 pm

SHIBDEN HEAD
1 Jay
Sev Tits and Chaffinch
+ usual sp.

SHAW LANE
The usually busy field was today empty

CORPORAL HILL
Few Fieldfare and Redwing.

Tried to give out remaining 4 newsletters and trophies lunch time but no one in, hope you was all out birding, but managed another tick outside IGs house, Pied Wagtail.

No sightings of NKs prob. LSW at undisclosed site.
BS

NUTHATCH COUNTRY- But not today

Shibden Head Pumping Station Area.

04/01/2009 0800-1015hrs Heavy freezing, Caln and cloudy

OGDEN
1 Siskin
6 Canadas
4 Stock Dove
9 Lapwing >SW
+ small numbers of usual sp.

SHIBDEN HEAD
2 Pr Bullfinch
6 Mistle Thrush
First Dip of the year on Nuthatch and Treecreeper.
BS
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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Lousy Pic but...

Nuthatch this afternoon at Shibden Head! This bird is slowly making its presence felt in our area and although I have heard them twice it has taken me nearly 9 years to nail one.



Also 5 Long tailed Tit, Treecreeper, Blackbird.

Previously, I had visited Shelf Moor which was all change compared to earlier sessions in the week, with no birds visible. I wandered into Shibden Valley and this too was damned hard work with just a Roe Deer showing well.

Other birds present this afternoon include:

2 Meadow Pipit, Grey Heron, GSW, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 38 Common Gull, 6 Redwing,

Local Loop comes great right at the end.

Windy Bank Lane - Little Owl, Kestrel.
Howcans Lane - Sparrowhawk, 3 Redwing.
Ringby Top - 4 Meadow Pipit.
Shibden Head - Nuthatch giving close and lovely views.

Swales

1 L Owl
1 Song Thrush
4 Skylark
4 Herring Gulls over >W
6 BH Gulls over to join c. 60 more in fields at Ploughcroft- several Common Gulls amongst 'em.
2 Rooks

Out of area


2 Waxwings this afternoon in Wickes car park Halifax. Still a few berries. Birds flew off low over Marks and Spencer's.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Swales Moor

13 Great Black Backed Gulls >W
23 Herring Gulls >W
15 Fieldfares >W
13 Meadow Pipits on the top (no sign of any Skylarks this morning)
1 Little Owl, 12 Greenfinch, 15 House Sparrows at the top of Ploughcroft

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Swales

1 Little Owl
11 Mipits
7 Herring Gulls > W
4 Sky Lark
1 Brian Sumner. Walked back through the area a little later Brian and you didn't miss much.

Plenty of common species around Ploughcroft and Ploughcroft lane.

Shibden Valley

7 Long-tailed Tit
Treecreeper
pr Bullfinch
pr Jay
4 Redwing
Kestrel

Ringby Top - 11 Meadow Pipit

Birder 1 Walkers 75

I managed to get one photo only even though there were plenty of birds around as per BS report earlier for the Shelf Moor area. This afternoon they were playing in Corporal Lane and Shaw Lane mainly. Also playing were several motorists and many more human beings - what's wrong with the other 364 days of the year?

2 Meadow Pipit, 7 Greenfinch, 60 Goldfinch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Blackbird, 15 Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 25 Lapwing, GSW, 40 Starling, Corvids, Robin, 2 Kestrel, 2 BHG, plus a few others.

Ringby Top

01/01/2008 1430-1530hrs
Just sneaked another 3 to make the list up to 38 with :-

4 Skylark
10 Meadow Pipit
7 Herring Gull >W
Several corvids.
Had the pleasure of meeting Iain G and his lovely birding partner up there.
Iain and me have Herring Gull tucked away on the list now Nigel.
BS

STARTING THE LIST

SOIL HILL FIELDFARE
SHAW LANE GOLDFINCH
01/01/2008 0800hrs-1100hrs
FOXHILL :- Rook, Crow, Magpie, Starling, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Feral Pigeon.

OGDEN :- Collared Dove, Dunnock, BH Gull, Common Gull, Robin, Blackbird, Mallard
Gt Spotted Wdpecker, Goldcrest, Jay, Chaffinch, Woodpigeon, Blue Tit
Gt Tit, Coal Tit , Lt Tit, Greenfinch, Canada Goose, Wren
REDPOLL x 4 PINK FOOTED GOOSE x10 >NE.

SOIL HILL :- Fieldfare x 34 Redwing x4

OATS ROYD :- Heron, Green Wdpecker, Little Owl.

SHAW LANE :- Goldfinch, Lbb Gull

35 species.

Nigels newly found field at Shaw Lane held :-
c120 Goldfinch
15 Greenfinch
10 Redwing
6 Fieldfare
THIS IS A FIELD TO WATCH.
BS
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