Saturday, 8 August 2020

Denholme Clough to Doe Park Res.

Saturday 8th August a.m.

After a foggy start the sun soon broke through and with a temperature of 17°C as I started my walk through Denholme Clough with a Kestrel. A quiet walk with just a Jay and a couple of Swallows until I spotted a Redstart, then at the reservoir there was a distant Cormorant and a Grey Heron. Heading back I relocated the Redstart and also a second bird and a possible third. I spent some time in this area and managed some decent pictures before moving on seeing another Kestrel and a Willow Warbler. The morning finished well with a Green Woodpecker perched on a post.

Redstart







Green Woodpecker

Jay

Doe Park Res 8/8/2020
 

Friday, 31 July 2020

Harden Moor

Friday 31st July a.m.
A bright sunny morning with a temperature of 16°C and a breeze blowing which may have kept some birds down. A difficult morning spotting the birds as they tended to dive for cover in the dense undergrowth as I approached. Overhead were House Martins and a couple of Swifts which were easier to spot. I did see Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Juvenile Stonechat, Bullfinch, Goldfinch and Garden Warbler.
Whitethroat
Whitethroat



Garden Warbler


Goldfinch

Stonechat Juvenile


Swift

Blackcap


House Martins

Harden Moor 31/7/2020
  

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Doe Park Reservoir

Wednesday 29th July a.m.
 A sunny start to the morning with a temperature of 10°C, although as the morning wore on the cloud built up and it threatened to rain. I decided on a walk to Doe Park Reservoir where on arrival there was a pair of Grey Wagtails which was a good start.  A Grey Heron was on the other side of the Reservoir and a Cormorant flew by, a count of ten Sand Martins were feeding low over the water and a Whitethroat was seen as I headed towards Denholme Clough. Others were Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Jay, Linnet, Canadas and BH Gull. A small bird was also seen on a low branch of a tree which I was unsure about, looking at my pictures I think its a juvenile Redstart.
  Walking back home past Hewenden Reservoir there were six Swifts, two Oystercatchers plus Swallows, House Martin and a Chiffchaff belting out its song.
Grey Heron



Grey Wagtail


Juvenile Redstart





Willow Warbler

BH Gull

Cormorant

Skipper

Doe Park Reservoir 29/7/2020

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Lister Park

Sunday 19th July a.m.
 A lovely sunny morning at Lister Park with a start temperature of 11°C where there were c150 Canadas, c50 Greylags and c50 BH Gulls with 20 large Gulls mainly LBB Gulls. Two Grey Wagtails entertained me for a while, Coots, Tufteds and Moorhens where also present. Others included Dunnock, Mallards, Blackbird and Feral Pigeon.
Grey Wagtail



Greylag

Large Gulls

LBB Gull

Tufted

BH Gulls

Dunnock

Moorhen with youngsters

Canadas

Greylags at Lister Park 19/7/20

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Harden Moor

Sunday 12th July a.m.
 A good sunny start to the day with a temperature of 11°C on Harden Moor where there were plenty Warblers including Whitethroat, Blackcap and Willow Warbler. Three Oystercatchers flew around the quarry with a couple of Swifts overhead, also good to see a juvenile Stonechat.  Others included Kestrel, Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Wren and Goldfinch.
 Butterflies were enjoying the sunshine too including Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell.
Stonechat Juvenile




Whitethroat



Willow Warbler


Blackcap


Bullfinch

Linnet

Meadow Pipit

Oystercatcher

Red Admiral

Small Tortoiseshell

Harden Moor 12/7/2020