Saturday 22 April 2017

Langsett, The Little Don and Hartcliffe

An enjoyable jaunt around Langsett, The Little Don and, latterly, Hartcfliffe, with messrs Dixon, Haywood and Linnington. Of note: 5 Common Sandpipers at langsett Res., a total of 21 Wheatears around the Little Don/Swinden Plantation area, 14 Crossbills inc a streaky juvenile, 21 Ring Ousels around the Little Don and Mickleden Beck, 3 singing Male Redstarts (2 in Long Moor Clough, 1 at langsett Res., several Ravens, single Dipper and at least 4 Buzzards.
At Hartcliffe a Red Kite circled the rendering plant for 5 mins before flying off west. Also of note here were 16 Golden Plover and 8 Wheatears,

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