Monday, 25 May 2015

Cullingworth Walk

Monday 25th May a.m.
Another dull morning as we set off on a walk of our local area with a temperature of 10°C seeing many common species on our route.The first surprise was a Goosander circling the top of the valley several times before heading off.also in this area were Whitethroat,Willow Warbler,Swallow,Swift & Long-tailed Tit.We then took a path uphill & along here saw Curlew,Mipits more Whitethroat,Linnet & a Little Owl.We heard the distant yaffle of a Green Woodpecker & for a change got a good view of it although a long way off.It didn't see us so we enjoyed watching it for several minuets, a real treat!
Further along a solitary Lapwing looked a bit lost with only Cows for company,also here Pied Wagtails.We headed back downhill for the local pond where we saw the Canadas with their goslings doing well also present Mallard,Mute Swan & Moorhen with the music supplied by Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler.We then headed for home happy after a good local walk with some good birds seen.
Green Woodpecker

male Chaffinch




Long-tailed Tit

Mute Swan

Song Thrush


Cullingworth 25/5/15


  1. Thanks John, we were pleased to see one for a change.