Monday, 16 May 2016

The Little Don and Mickleden Beck

A nice jaunt up the LDV today before the weather turns. A quick look at Langsett Res. revealed a distant plover, but without a big scope we couldn't put a name to it! Anyway, it was definitely one of the 'Ringed' types, but I understand both are unusual here. Later, birds of note were singing male Redstart, at least 5 Spotted Flycatchers, at least 4 Dipper, two Ring Ouzels, singing male Wheatear, Cuckoo, Woodcock, Stonechats including a recently fledged juv., c. 40 Crossbills were blogging around just to N of the entrance to Mickleden Beck, two Redpoll, 4 Buzzards over, single Peregrine and a Red Kite gave superb low level views has it drifted south at snap time!
Same time next year!
                                       Not bad with a hand held pocket camera, eh?

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