Sunday, 18 May 2014

Denholme Clough

Sunday 18th May a.m.
 I'm starting to get used to these warm sunny days, when we arrived at Denholme Clough the
temperature was already 15°C.We started off really well with a Whitethroat singing on an
overhead wire near the road where we had parked.We went down the track that leads to
the Clough & into the field following Denholme Beck.We saw several Swallows overhead
& soon came to where my dad saw the Gropper a couple of weeks ago.We listened for a
while but there was nothing doing today,so on we went sneaking past the cows & soon after
bumped in to a fellow birder.He told us that things were fairly quiet but he had seen a Stoat &
a Cormorant,he also mentioned he was a neighbour of N.K. & also knows B.S. so we were in
good company.We should have asked his name but didn't think, anyway we enjoyed the chat
with him.
 We moved on towards Doe Park Res seeing a few Willow Warblers & there were plenty Rabbits
about.The Reservoir was very quiet just a couple of Mallards, but we did catch a Jay flying.We
headed back seeing a Mistle Thrush & a pair of Sand Martins, then we heard a Green Woodpecker
in the same spot as my dads last visit here.When we got back to the car the Whitethroat was still
singing & then it moved to a tree a bit closer,giving us a better view & some decent snaps.

one of many Rabbits


Denholme Clough

Top end of Doe Park Reservoir

Good view of Whitethroat

Doe Park Res.

1 comment:

  1. The birder was Dave (DP) who mentioned your meeting. Knockout Whitethroat shots!