Sunday, 6 August 2017
Ewden valley lodge + return 6/8/17. + w.m. 5/8/17.
Ewden - Mostly dry but too windy with bird views brief or poor. Very strong wind with drizzle ending it around 3pm. Seen were a calling Ring Ouzel flying up the valley which landed on a rock briefly then lost. CC Marsh Harrier seen twice, Hobby a few times, C Buzzard 3, Kestrel 5. Stonechat 4, Raven 1 pair, Curlew 1 and 21 Lapwings on and over broomhead moor. Yesterday at Wilthorpe Marsh oxbow pond 5 Green Sand, Peregrine, Willow Tit. Also displaying C Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and dry conditions making for good Chub watching on the river with a shoal of 12.