An over night frost meant it was a cold 1°C as we arrived at Harden Moor but the sun was shining as we checked a wall for Little Owl but no sign of them today.There was a Curlew though along with Jackdaws,Magpies,Rooks,Pied Wagtail & a Pheasant.We then took the path next to the quarry where the Sand Martins were in their usual spot, seeing the first of many Mipits & a pair of Song Thrushes.
We then had a choice of direction left would take us towards a yaffling Green Woodpecker or right towards the call of a Cuckoo, the latter won but we didn't get a sighting of the bird.
We came back seeing some distant Linnets & got close to the Green Woodpecker but we only got a brief glimpse as it flew off.There were plenty Willow Warblers in full song & we saw the usual Redpolls,Bullfinches,Chaffinch & other common species also made appearances.The highlight came when we heard a different song more tuneful & a richer sound & then we spotted the Garden Warbler which was great to see.
|Good to see & hear a Garden Warbler|
|Harden Moor 1/5/15|