Birdbrain Stuff

Monday, September 05, 2016

Migration in Denholme and Queensbury

A slow start at 0935 hrs in Denholme Clough then Doe Park but a very satisfactory finish, ending the morning in Queensbury.

DClough and DPark: 15 Mistle Thrush, 4 Blackbird, pr Whitethroat, 3 Grey Wagtail, Jay, 7 WW, Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 LBB & 5 BH Gulls. Gt & Blue Tits plus 2 LTT (my first in over 3 months).

Distant record shot Spotted Flycatcher
Several Goldfinch, numerous Swallow, Bullfinch, Moorhen, GSW. Pr Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaff. It's good not to dip; I ended the session with a Dipper.

A Frog makes it in Denholme Clough

A Mole doesn't make it
Dropped into Old Guy Rd on way home and got a mix of 12 small gull sp, Skylark, 4 Wheatear & pr Linnet. Must have been c300 Starling knocking around top Fleet Lane.




DW reports a sighting of 2 Buzzard in Shibden Valley this afternoon.