Sunday, 21 May 2017
Ewden valley to lodge and return, 21/5/17.
Cool breeze but not a problem sheltering at the lodge. Nowt new apart from a singing Tree Pipit at Moor Side. Also, - Buzzard total of 7 which includes a kettle of 6 which were joined by a Red Kite. Falcons scarce with a Peregrine on and off and seen chasing a Mallard but failed. Kestrel just one. Raven 2, Golden Plover 4 with 1 showing very well down near the track, 1 calling distant on broomhead moor and a pair on white carr. 1 chipping Snipe, Swift 30, House Martin 2, Redpoll 1, singing Reed Bunting, Cuckoo 1 heard more distantly near brown edge. Meadow Pipits counted on the way to and at the lodge, total 45+.