Birdbrain Stuff

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hit and Miss

Raggalds Flood 1345 hrs 1 Redshank & 1 Pied Wagtail, a few Starling and a Lapwing turned up later.
Soil Hill had c14 Fieldfare on the E slope in with a bunch of Starling. 2 Oystercatcher and the Lapwings, c40 Woodpigeon, 1 Kestrel and the Meadow Pipits and Skylarks. A Kestrel was seen over the Ned Hill track.
About a third of the Coal Lane pottery building has been demolished - the one where Swallows bred in 😢

A pr Red-legged Partridge were in a field near the plantation at Ogden but the reservoir was eerily quiet, lacking birdsong. Exceptionally there were brief interludes from 2 WW and a Blackcap. 2 LBBG were on the buoy then a Cormorant took over.

DM reports 1 Buzzard in Shibden Valley.