Sunday, 1 July 2018

Harden Moor

Sunday 1st July a.m.
Another sunny start with a temperature of 13°C on Harden Moor where the first birds were Swallows and a distant Little Owl on top of a wall.The colony of Sand Martins are doing well and it was good to see a single Swift in the vicinity.A juvenile Green Woodpecker was calling from a tree where I managed to spot it with the adult spotted in the distance and later I saw them together.A Kestrel hovered quite close overhead, a few Willow Warblers were seen as were several Whitethroats some singing others looking after juveniles.
Juvenile Green Woodpecker

adult Green Woodpecker

Juvenile with adult

Little Owl



Juvenile Whitethroat


Kestrel over Harden Moor 1/7/2018


  1. Cracking pics Nigel, the woodpeckers are beauties. Never done the Harden moor walk , I'll have to give it a try sometime.

  2. Thanks Dave, I've had some good results on Harden Moor, you need to be prepared for disturbance from the many dog walkers who use the moor if you give it a go.