Birdbrain Stuff

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Queensury Sth to Shibden Head

Foster Park was fairly busy before the  trek went partially comatose. A Nuthatch was occupied by nicking grub from a Park House feeder and carrying it to a tree hole - I saw it do this twice. There was some gull movement incl Common and poss LBBG but the trees won this encounter. Others: Mistle Thrush, 3 Blackbird, 2 Chaffinch, c8 Goldfinch, Blue & Gt Tits.
Then it dried up with just Meadow Pipit &  Pied Wagtail en route to Cross Lane and fields where there was nothing to see. The first half of the walk down to Shibden was still narcoleptic until the farmhouse with the feeders produced 1 LTT and other Tit activity. Matters improved across the valley bottom up to Shibden Head with Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Bullfinch, Crows and LBBGs present.