Friday, 31 July 2020

Harden Moor

Friday 31st July a.m.
A bright sunny morning with a temperature of 16°C and a breeze blowing which may have kept some birds down. A difficult morning spotting the birds as they tended to dive for cover in the dense undergrowth as I approached. Overhead were House Martins and a couple of Swifts which were easier to spot. I did see Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Juvenile Stonechat, Bullfinch, Goldfinch and Garden Warbler.

Garden Warbler


Stonechat Juvenile



House Martins

Harden Moor 31/7/2020

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Doe Park Reservoir

Wednesday 29th July a.m.
 A sunny start to the morning with a temperature of 10°C, although as the morning wore on the cloud built up and it threatened to rain. I decided on a walk to Doe Park Reservoir where on arrival there was a pair of Grey Wagtails which was a good start.  A Grey Heron was on the other side of the Reservoir and a Cormorant flew by, a count of ten Sand Martins were feeding low over the water and a Whitethroat was seen as I headed towards Denholme Clough. Others were Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Jay, Linnet, Canadas and BH Gull. A small bird was also seen on a low branch of a tree which I was unsure about, looking at my pictures I think its a juvenile Redstart.
  Walking back home past Hewenden Reservoir there were six Swifts, two Oystercatchers plus Swallows, House Martin and a Chiffchaff belting out its song.
Grey Heron

Grey Wagtail

Juvenile Redstart

Willow Warbler

BH Gull



Doe Park Reservoir 29/7/2020

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Lister Park

Sunday 19th July a.m.
 A lovely sunny morning at Lister Park with a start temperature of 11°C where there were c150 Canadas, c50 Greylags and c50 BH Gulls with 20 large Gulls mainly LBB Gulls. Two Grey Wagtails entertained me for a while, Coots, Tufteds and Moorhens where also present. Others included Dunnock, Mallards, Blackbird and Feral Pigeon.
Grey Wagtail


Large Gulls

LBB Gull


BH Gulls


Moorhen with youngsters


Greylags at Lister Park 19/7/20

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Harden Moor

Sunday 12th July a.m.
 A good sunny start to the day with a temperature of 11°C on Harden Moor where there were plenty Warblers including Whitethroat, Blackcap and Willow Warbler. Three Oystercatchers flew around the quarry with a couple of Swifts overhead, also good to see a juvenile Stonechat.  Others included Kestrel, Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Wren and Goldfinch.
 Butterflies were enjoying the sunshine too including Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell.
Stonechat Juvenile


Willow Warbler




Meadow Pipit


Red Admiral

Small Tortoiseshell

Harden Moor 12/7/2020