Saturday, 27 August 2016

Harden Moor

Saturday 27th August a.m.
 We followed on from our visit to Leeshaw to Harden Moor where the temperature had risen to 14°C, it was still sunny but later in the morning some cloud developed.As we made our way along the footpath near the quarry there was a charm of c30 Goldfinch feeding on the thistle seeds we also had a first as a Snipe flew past us from the quarry area.Up above were Swallows and House Martins as we walked round we soon heard the call of a Redstart but it was a while before we located the bird, we heard another bird call but only got one bird to snap.The bird was a bit flighty and so it took a while to get some snaps.Other birds were around too including Blackcap,Chiffchaff,Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Little Owl,Linnet and Mipit.The morning was rounded off when we saw a Spotted Flycatcher as we headed back towards the car.
female Redstart

Spotted Flycatcher


Juvenile Goldfinch


Redstart on Harden Moor 27/8/2016


  1. Thanks Brian, we've had some good results with the bridge camera but as you know its a struggle with flight shots.