Saturday, 22 March 2014

Paul Clough

Saturday 22nd March a.m.
 A cold frosty morning with some frost on the hills but good early morning sunshine with
a temperature of 1.5°C.We decided to pay our first visit of the year to Paul Clough a tree
lined valley above Oxenhope. We were actually on the road above the Clough, but a well
known spot for migrants passing through the valley below & out over the moors.We parked
up but it looked quite with just Curlew,Lapwings & Meadow Pipits about, we walked up the
road, then we saw two male Wheatear our prize found.We started taking some snaps as they
moved around briefly posing on mounds of grass.We were briefly distracted by movement to
our left where a Hare appeared before running off, great to see it.we also had a couple of Canadas
fly over & we also saw a Snipe & a couple of Skylarks.By now the wind was blowing straight
though us & it was feeling bitterly cold so we retreated down to Leeshaw.
male Wheatear


Both male Wheatears together

Paul Clough 22/3/2014

1 comment:

  1. Nice Wheatear pics lads. Always good to get your first of the season