Leaving the hovel full of enthusiasm was my first big mistake today.
SH 1000 hrs passage only 3 Whitethroat, 3 LBBG > W, usual other sp.
Ogden was condusive to a nervous breakdown. 3 BH & 1 each Common & LBBG. All the goodies have gone, I wonder if the shouts and screams were influental? I tell myself the little people have got to learn about wildlife somewhere.
2 each Blackcap, WW, Chiffchaff singing. Lets move on to Mixenden...
Someone opened the taps 2 mins after leaving the lodge house. A female Sparrowhawk circling with 3 escorting mobbing Swallows.
Pr Pied Wagtail, 1 each Bullfinch, Mistle Thrush, House Martin & Swift. The track up from Brookhouse coughed up only my 2nd local Whinchat of the year. Also Stock Dove, Whitethroat, pr Grey Partridge & Curlew, Skylark, Linnets, Meadow Pipits, Chiffchaff, WWs.
Then within 400 metres of the reservoir the taps were turned back off.