Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Booming crackers?

Old Moor: Bittern heard 'booming' despite the weather, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Cormorant 14, Pink-footed Goose 2 west, Shoveler 73, Pintail female, Goosander 31, Goldeneye 5, Oystercatcher 2, Tree Sparrow 20 Yellowhammer 22, Reed Bunting 45.

The two Oystercatcher's at Old Moor today - Keith Pickering

This Marsh Harrier was seen throughout the day and roosted at the Reedbeds - Kieth Pickering
And news from Broomhead Monday included 3+ Two-barred Crossbill's, + Raven and a cock Black Grouse at Ewden Heights.

A 'phone-scope' shot of Sunday's Kittiwake at Broomhead - Roy Twigg


Martin Wells said...

First record of Black Grouse since mid April 2013 to my knowledge. If anybody knows of any records in the intervening period would they pleaseleave a comment or let me know. Thanks.

Ian Hey said...

I hope you get some more useful comments than this but I talked to a birder at the 2 bar site who had seen the male Black Grouse on a previous visit to see the 2 bars. Very imprecise but later than April 2013.